Non–AIDS-Defining Cancers

  • Authors: David Aboulafia, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/15/21 (What's New)


  • Clinical course of lung cancer in persons with HIV often rapidly progressive with shorter OS vs patients without HIV
  • More recent data suggest that for persons with HIV and well-controlled HIV viremia, systemic chemotherapy can affect survival[D'Jaen 2010; Lavolé 2009]
  • Patients receiving ART tend to tolerate chemotherapy better; however, potential for drug–drug interactions should be considered[Rudek 2011; Pillai 2013]

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Keywords: Cancer