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)


  • One fifth of AIDS-KS cases present with involvement of the oral cavity and craniofacial region[Restrepo 2011]
  • Lymph node biopsy may be needed to exclude other diagnoses (eg, lymphoma or infection) in patients with constitutional symptoms
  • Pulmonary involvement is uncommon in the era of effective ART and has a poor prognosis[Palmieri 2006]

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Keywords: Cancer