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This cause is especially important to me because...
Compared with the general population, people who have HIV are approximately (2):
- 500 times more likely to be diagnosed with Kaposi sarcoma
- 12 times more likely to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer
In addition, when compared to the general population, people with HIV are at higher risk of several other types of cancer (collectively called "non–AIDS-defining cancers"). People who have HIV are (1, 2):
- 19 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer
- 3 times as likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer
- 2 times as likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer
- 2 times as likely to be diagnosed with oral cavity/pharynx cancer
- 8 times more likely to be diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma
Your donation to AIDS Run & Walk Chicago allows people vulnerable to and living with HIV and AIDS to live with dignity and purpose. Your support helps the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and its community partners, such as Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, continue their important work in the city of Chicago and beyond.
1. Grulich AE, van Leeuwen MT, Falster MO, Vajdic CM. Incidence of cancers in people with HIV/AIDS compared with immunosuppressed transplant recipients: a meta-analysis. Lancet 2007; 370(9581):59–67. [PubMed Abstract]
2. Hernández-Ramírez RU, Shiels MS, Dubrow R, Engels EA. Cancer risk in HIV-infected people in the USA from 1996 to 2012: a population-based, registry-linkage study.Lancet HIV 2017 Aug 10. pii: S2352-3018(17)30125-X. [PubMed Abstract]
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