Classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Is More Prevalent in Treated HIV Patients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seem to have higher rates of lymphoma development, especially grade B-non Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). However, these lymphomas, which are also the most common types of lymphomas in the general public, have declined their prevalence in HIV-infected individuals following the introduction of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). Alternatively, HIV-infected individuals also have higher rates of developing Hodgkin’s lymphomas, although its prevalence has not declined with cART.

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Isaura Santos graduated with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her professional interests include science communication, public awareness of science and communication of science through entertainment.

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