Mari M. Kitahata, MD, MPH; Chad J. Achenbach, MD, MPH; Michael S. Saag, MD
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Kitahata MM, Achenbach CJ, Saag MS. Age at Cancer Diagnosis Among Persons With AIDS. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154:642-643. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-9-201105030-00013
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(9):642-643.
TO THE EDITOR:
The Editors' Notes in Shiels and colleagues' article (1) state that the authors used data from the U.S. HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study to “[evaluate] the ages at diagnosis of several types of non–AIDS-defining cancer in the HIV and general populations.” They also state, “After adjustment for differences in the age composition of the populations at risk, the age at cancer diagnosis did not differ between HIV-infected persons and those in the general population for most types of cancer.” Shiels and colleagues themselves conclude that their results “do not support including cancer as part of a general syndrome of premature aging in HIV-infected persons” and “do not support an accelerated screening schedule in HIV-infected persons for most types of cancer.” However, their study does not support these conclusions, which may be erroneous.
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