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HIV/AIDS

27 January 2011

HIV+ liver cancer patients less likely to get transplant

HIV-infected patients with liver cancer who are waiting for a liver transplant are more likely to drop off the transplant waiting list than other patients, a new study has found.

HIV-infected patients with liver cancer who are waiting for a liver transplant are more likely to drop off the transplant waiting list than other patients, a new study has found.

In the new study, French researchers analysed data from 21 HIV-positive and 65 HIV-negative patients with liver cancer who were placed on a liver transplant list between 2003 and 2008. The drop-out rate from the waiting list was 23% for the HIV-positive patients and 10 percent for those without HIV, the investigators found.

 

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