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)


  • Taxanes have proven efficacy as first- and second-line treatment for KS[Dhillon 2005; Tulpule 2002; Welles 1998; Cianfrocca 2010]
  • Adverse effects may include alopecia, myalgia, arthralgia, and aggravation of preexisting neuropathy
  • Corticosteroids used to ameliorate infusion-related toxicity may aggravate immunosuppression and possibly worsen KS[Hengge 2002]

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Keywords: Cancer