Answer: A. True
According to the NCCN and the CDC, all patients in whom cancer is diagnosed who do not already have documented HIV positivity should be tested for HIV and referred to an HIV specialist if they test positive. Doing so can improve linkage to HIV care, enable early ART initiation, and improve survival.1 As of 2017, about 1.1 million people in the US were living with HIV, and this group may have up to a 50% higher incidence of cancer, compared with the general population.2
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1. Reid E, Suneja G, Ambinder RF, et al. Cancer in People Living With HIV, Version 1.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018;16:986-1017. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.0066.
2. Robbins HA, Pfeiffer RM, Shiels MS, et al. Excess cancers among HIV-infected people in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015;107(4). pii: dju503. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju503. Print 2015 Apr