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)


  • Diagnostic approach for systemic AIDS-related NHL varies with the site involved[Friedberg 2003; Davison 2011; Wu 1998; Kaplan 2012; Eisner 1996; Lynch 1996]
  • Definitive diagnosis usually requires evaluation of a surgically obtained tissue biopsy, core needle biopsy, or cytology and flow cytometry of body fluid, including cerebrospinal fluid or body-cavity–based effusion
  • Ann Arbor staging system is used to document the spread of NHL in adults
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    Keywords: Cancer