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)


  • HIV-infected patients are at an increased risk of several cancers including AIDS-defining malignancies, KS, high-grade B-cell NHL, and ICC
  • Early referral to a multidisciplinary team that includes oncologists, infectious disease specialists, and pharmacists is recommended to optimize patient outcomes (Management Guidelines)[BHIVA HIV Cancer; Brook 2004]
  • Patients may present with minimal or rapidly progressing KS disease

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