Chronic Hepatitis B, C Linked With Lymphoma in HIV Patients

October 26, 2016

This Medical News Minute examines a recent report that found that chronic infection with hepatitis B or C virus was associated with an increased risk for lymphoma among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy.

In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Cancer Network, Dr. Bobby Lazzara examines a new study that found that chronic infection with hepatitis B or C virus was associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy.

Among treatment-naive patients, the hazard ratio (HR) for non-Hodgkin lymphoma with hepatitis B was 1.33 (95% CI, 0.69–2.56) and with hepatitis C was 0.67 (95% CI, 0.40–1.12). Among treated patients, the HR with hepatitis B was 1.74 (95% CI, 1.08–2.82) and with hepatitis C was 1.73 (95% CI, 1.21–2.46).