Management of AIDS-Defining Cancers

  • Authors: David Aboulafia, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/9/18 (What's New)


  • Patients with AIDS-KS should receive ART[Cattelan 2005; Portsmouth 2003]
  • Patients with a poor-risk KS should receive ART and systemic chemotherapy together, whereas individuals with lesser risk should initially receive ART alone[Stebbing 2006; Mosam 2012]
  • Chemotherapy should not be withheld from symptomatic patients while awaiting a response to ART[Krown 2004a]

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Keywords: Cancer