Non–AIDS-Defining Cancers

  • Authors: David Aboulafia, MD; Liron Pantanowitz, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 12/12/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Clinical course of lung cancer in HIV-infected patients often rapidly progressive with shorter OS vs patients without HIV infection
  • More recent data suggest that for HIV-infected patients with 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