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)


  • Patients with KS should receive a thorough physical examination
  • Skin lesions are diagnosed clinically, confirmed by histology, and graded into patch (Figure 1), plaque, or nodular grade disease (Management Guidelines)[BHIVA HIV Cancer]
  • Clinically suspected KS should be confirmed by a 2-4 mm punch biopsy (Figure 2)[van Bogaert 2012]
  • Location of Kaposi’s Sarcoma Involvement

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    Keywords: Cancer