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)

Summary

  • Some reports show HCC outcomes in persons with HIV are similar to those in patients without HIV when active treatment is provided,[Cantarini 2009; Yopp 2012; Bräu 2007] whereas other reports suggest HCC outcomes are worse in those with vs without HIV infection[Bower 2014; Berretta 2011; Gramenzi 2013]
  • Factors that may predict shorter survival in persons with HIV with HCC[Bräu 2007]: symptomatic presentation, BCLC classification stage C or D, AST/ALT ratio of at least 2.0, and AFP level ≥ 400 ng/mL

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