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Do children who have aids have long-term health risks besides aids. (like cancer?)

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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

While hiv/aids is highly controllable today with haart therapy, people with this disease are at risk over their lifetime for diseases resulting from immune dysregualtion suchs as cancer. Patients with HIV are at risk for various malignancies including lymphoma, anal, cervicle, and skin cancer.

In brief: Yes

While hiv/aids is highly controllable today with haart therapy, people with this disease are at risk over their lifetime for diseases resulting from immune dysregualtion suchs as cancer. Patients with HIV are at risk for various malignancies including lymphoma, anal, cervicle, and skin cancer.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

They are immunosuppressed and develop infections with bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that cause serious disease and death.
Patients with advanced aids may develop tumors like kaposi sarcoma. Even with successful treatement hiv/aids patients develop accelerated atherosclerois and attendant vascular and heart disease.

In brief: Yes

They are immunosuppressed and develop infections with bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that cause serious disease and death.
Patients with advanced aids may develop tumors like kaposi sarcoma. Even with successful treatement hiv/aids patients develop accelerated atherosclerois and attendant vascular and heart disease.
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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes.

While cancer is rare in children in general, those who suffer from aids are more likely than others to develop certain types of cancer such as some types of lymphoma.
The cause of cancer is not known, but there is definitely a connection between cancer and the immune system for some people, and since aids suppresses the immune system some cancers are more likely to appear.

In brief: Yes.

While cancer is rare in children in general, those who suffer from aids are more likely than others to develop certain types of cancer such as some types of lymphoma.
The cause of cancer is not known, but there is definitely a connection between cancer and the immune system for some people, and since aids suppresses the immune system some cancers are more likely to appear.
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