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Malignancy associated with HIV infection

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Second edition

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780192628114
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0020
Malignancy associated with HIV infection

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This chapter discusses malignancies arising from HIV infection. One of the problems faced by patients with HIV is cancer. Cancer affects almost 40 per cent of HIV-infected people and with the prolongation of the life expectancy of these patients, numbers are expected to increase. Of all the malignancies associated with HIV, lymphoma is the most prevalent in homosexual men, according to a 1980s study, while Kaposi's sarcoma is prevalent in patients with AIDS. Discussed in this chapter are the recognized AIDS-defining malignancies that occur in patients infected with HIV. These are Kaposi's sarcoma, non-Hodgkin' lymphoma, and carcinoma of the cervix and anus.

Keywords: HIV infection; lymphoma; Kaposi's sarcoma; AIDS; AIDS-defining malignancies; cervix; anus; carcinoma

Chapter.  2559 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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