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)


  • Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation considered standard of care for treatment of refractory or relapsed DLBCL in patients with chemosensitive disease and well-controlled HIV viremia[Alvarnas 2017; Alvarnas 2016; Diez-Martin 2009; Krishnan 2010; Bortolin 2010]
  • Platinum-containing chemotherapy regimens may also be appropriate for relapsed/refractory lymphomas[Kaplan 2012]
  • Patients who are unable to receive additional chemotherapy should be referred for hospice care

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Keywords: Cancer