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)


  • AIDS-related lymphomas are mainly seen in patients with advanced HIV infection[Pluda 1990; Gérard 2002]
  • Burkitt’s lymphoma tends to develop in younger patients with higher CD4+ cell counts (usually > 200 cells/mm3) (Figure 4)
  • Primary CNS lymphoma occurs with more severe immunosuppression (CD4+ cell count < 50 cells/mm3)[Forsyth 1996]

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Keywords: Cancer