Skip to Content
Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Distribution of cancers in the HIV/AIDS population is shifting

New study finds a decrease in AIDS-defining cancers, offset by an increase in other cancers

Information for Journalists

To request an interview with a DCEG investigator, contact the NCI Office of Media Relations:


Phone: 240-760-6600

Posted on April 11, 2011

As treatments for HIV/AIDS improve and patients are living longer, the distribution of cancers in this population has undergone a dramatic shift in the United States.  While cases of the types of cancer that have been associated with AIDS progression have decreased, cases of other types of cancer are on the rise.  These results, reported by scientists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were published online April 11, 2011, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

News Sources

NCI Cancer Bulletin (Archive): Cancer burden among people infected with HIV changing in U.S.

News article in NCI's bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin (Archive)

DCEG Linkage: Scientific Highlight: Cancer among the HIV-infected

Research highlight in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter