Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and Cancer

Jesus Anampa, Stefan K. Barta, Missak Haigentz, Joseph A. Sparano

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Nearly 37 million people were living worldwide with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in 2016, and about 2 million become infected every year. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is defined as HIV infection associated with an absolute CD4 count below 200/uL (age 6 and older) and/or an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection or AIDS-defined cancer, including Kaposi sarcoma (KS), non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical cancer. About 40% of HIV-associated malignancies are associated with oncogenic viruses, including human papillomavirus (HPV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus 8(HHV-8), and hepatitis B and C viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAbeloff’s Clinical Oncology
ISBN (Electronic)9780323476744
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • AIDS-associated malignancies
  • Anal cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • HIV infection
  • Kaposi sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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