HIV-Associated Cancers

  • Robert Yarchoan
  • Thomas S. Uldrick
  • Mark N. Polizzotto


HIV-associated cancers are cancers whose incidence is increased in patients with HIV infection, and especially those in which the increased incidence is a result of the HIV infection. These include both AIDS-defining cancers (cancers that confer a diagnosis of AIDS when they occur in HIV-infected persons) and non-AIDS-defining cancers (other cancers whose incidence is increased in HIV infection). The AIDS-defining cancers are Kaposi sarcoma, certain high grade B cell lymphomas, and cervical cancer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Yarchoan
    • 1
  • Thomas S. Uldrick
    • 2
  • Mark N. Polizzotto
    • 2
  1. 1.HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch and Office of HIV and AIDS MalignancyNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch, National Cancer InstituteNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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