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)


  • Current data suggest breast cancer incidence not increased in persons with HIV [Althoff 2013], however women with HIV may present with advanced disease[Pantanowitz 2002; Gewurz 2005]
  • Breast cancer in HIV infection appears to have propensity for becoming bilateral disease, poorly differentiated carcinomas (Figure 14), and early metastases
  •  Persons with HIV with breast cancer and well-controlled HIV viremia should be treated similarly to persons without HIV

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Keywords: Cancer