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June 23, 2009

Good survival for HIV patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

"Two-thirds of HIV-positive individuals with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are alive a year after its diagnosis, European investigators report in a study published in the online edition of AIDS. A low nadir CD4 cell count was associated with poorer survival. Nevertheless, the investigators found that in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy, over 50% of HIV-positive patients diagnosed with a lymphoma were alive five years later.

"'Our results thus support the notion that the gap in survival between non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients with and without HIV is closing', comment the investigators."

Read more in Aidsmap, June 22, 2009.