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

  • Incidence of head and neck SCC slightly increased with HIV infection[Grulich 2007; Patel 2008; Simard 2010]
    • HPV responsible for ~ 40% of head and neck cancers in HIV-infected patients
    • HPV-related cancers seem to have better prognosis than those associated with tobacco

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Keywords: Cancer