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)


  • CDC guidelines (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI] and BHIVA guidelines (Management Guidelines)[BHIVA HIV Cancer] recommend that initial assessment of all newly diagnosed HIV-infected women should include a sexual and gynecological history and a Pap test
  • HIV-infected women should undergo cervical cancer screening at baseline when diagnosed with HIV infection[CDC OI]
  • In developed countries, cervical cancer screening in HIV-infected women younger than 30 years of age is primarily by Pap test and in women 30 years of age or older by Pap testing alone or in concert with HPV DNA cotesting[CDC OI]

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