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The following description will focus on the cancers most stronglay associated with AIDS, providing a brief description of the background, clinical features, and incidence, against which the AIDSassociated cases will be compared. Increases in KS and NHL were most dramatic, but anal cancers and Hodgkin's disease also increased. However, the increase in AIDS cases in this group attests to their high risk of HIV infection. Although KS and NHL incidences increased, there was a decrease in both invasive and in situ cervical cancer and little change in the incidence of Hodgkin's disease.
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The peak incidence in homosexual men is 30–39 years old, whereas nonhomosexual men peak in their 20s and decline thereafter. In addition, for exposure categories with both genders, males consistently have a higher risk than females. 23). Because KS can occur earlier than other AIDSrelated illnesses in the course of HIVrelated immune deterioration, the average CD4 counts are higher than are seen in many other AIDS illnesses. Thus far, this has been observed only occasionally in AIDS patients.
AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment by Feigal, Ellen G.