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Incidence of malignant neoplasms among HIV infected persons in Scotland

Allardice, G.M. and Hole, D.J. and Brewster, D.H. and Boyd, J. and Goldberg, D.J. (2003) Incidence of malignant neoplasms among HIV infected persons in Scotland. British Journal of Cancer, 89 (3). pp. 505-507. ISSN 0007-0920

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Among 2574 persons diagnosed with HIV throughout Scotland and observed over the period 1981-1996, cancer incidence compared to the general population was 11 times higher overall; among homosexual/bisexual males, it was 21 times higher and among injecting drug users, haemophiliacs and heterosexuals it was five times higher, mostly due to AIDS-defining neoplasms. However, liver, lung and skin cancers (all non-AIDS-defining) were also significantly increased.