Dissident AIDS Database

Co-factorsRecreational drugsAmphetamineNHL
Alcohol, tobacco and recreational drug use and the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
 Nelson RA, Levine AM, Marks G, Bernstein L
  "A population based case-control study was conducted to determine whether risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in the absence of HIV infection is related to the previous use of tobacco, alcohol or recreational drugs. A total of 378 residents of Los Angeles County who were diagnosed with high- or intermediate-grade NHL were compared with individually age-, race- and sex-matched neighbourhood control subjects with regard to history of use of tobacco products, alcohol and ten specific recreational drugs. Cocaine, amphetamines, Quaaludes and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) were each associated with a significantly increased risk of NHL in men with risk greater among those with more frequent use of these drugs. The use of multiple types of drugs was also associated with a significantly increased risk of NHL in men (trend P = 0.005) with risk greatest among those using five or more types of drugs (odds ratio = 5.8, 95% confidence limits = 1.2-28.4)"
  Br J Cancer 1997;76(11):1532-71997
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in HIV-positive and HIV-negative homosexual men in the San Francisco Bay Area: allergies, prior medication use, and sexual practices.
 Holly EA, Lele C.
  "Lifestyle, sexual history, and medical history characteristics were analyzed as risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in a population-based case-control study of 1593 subjects with NHL and 2515 control subjects conducted in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1988 and 1995... Among HIV-positive homosexual men, after adjustment for other factors, those that were associated with a reduced risk for NHL were ... lifetime frequency of amphetamine use (1 to 19 times: OR = 0.59; > or =20 times: OR = 0.38; trend: p = 0.003)..."
  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol 1997 Jul 1;15(3):211-221997