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 staged according to tumor stage and the presence of systemic disease (Table 1)[Nasti 2003b]
  • Prognosis and the need for chemotherapy can be predicted by HHV-8 DNA status at the time of diagnosis,[El Amari 2008] and by a scoring system based on clinical and demographic factors[Stebbing 2006]
  • Patients with a poor-risk prognostic score should be initially treated with ART and systemic chemotherapy (Management Guidelines)[BHIVA HIV Cancer]

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Keywords: Cancer