An analysis of the National Cancer Database (2004-2018).

Authors of a study published in JCO Oncology Practice sought to figure out if there are differences in palliative care use among cancer patients living with and without HIV in the United States.

They found that people living with HIV and stage IV cancer were less likely to receive palliative care, compared to people living with cancer who were not HIV-positive. And those who were HIV-positive with stage I-III cancers were more likely to receive palliative care, but less likely to receive curative cancer treatment(s).

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