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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
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People infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are known as people living with HIV, or PLWH. PLWH includes people with early stages of HIV infection as well as people with advanced stages or AIDS ( acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). In general, PLWH who have an advanced stage of HIV infection or AIDS are at higher risk for some types of cancer.
Here we will provide a brief overview of HIV and discuss the risks of certain cancers in PLWH, what PLWH can do to reduce their cancer risk or find it early, and how these cancers are generally treated.