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American WLHIV are 76% more likely to be diagnosed late breast cancer

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Jim Allen:
Shocking. Not much more I think to say for now on this one.

POZ.Com writeup https://www.poz.com/article/american-women-hiv-breast-cancer-need-earlier-treatment

In short:

--- Quote ---American women with HIV are 76% more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer late and nearly two and a half times more likely to die from it than their HIV-negative sisters. Thatís higher than rates found among women in sub-Saharan Africa.

The findings donít take into account the stage of HIV progression, though, so itís unclear whether the results are the same for women on different antiretroviral treatment or for those with an undetectable viral load, or whether a history of AIDS plays a role. The analysis also didnít break down the results by health care access, and none of the studies addressed implicit bias against women of color.

The findings come from a systematic review and meta-analysis of 18 studies that together included 3,174 HIV-positive women and 2.3 million HIV-negative women with breast cancer.
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