Management of AIDS-Defining Cancers

  • Authors: David Aboulafia, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/9/18 (What's New)


  • KS is a multifocal, low-grade, vascular tumor caused by KS herpesvirus/HHV-8[Chang 1994]
  • AIDS-associated KS usually occurs in HIV-infected patients with low CD4+ cell counts and poorly controlled HIV viremia[Lodi 2010; Yanik 2013]
  • Most cases occur before or within 6 months of ART initiation[Jaffe 2011; Yanik 2013]

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Keywords: Cancer