• Other Treatments for AIDS

    For Managing HIV-related Cancers

    People with HIV infection or AIDS are at increased risk of developing certain cancers. Recommended cancer treatments will depend on the type of cancer.
    Treatments may include:
    • Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART)—to suppress the HIV virus and restore immune function
    • Radiation therapy—to treat cancers related to HIV/AIDS
    • Chemotherapy—to treat cancers related to HIV/AIDS
    • Treatment of cancer-related anemia, wasting, bleeding, and seizures

    References

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2010. MMWR. 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.

    A guide to primary care of people with HIV/AIDS. National Institute of Health and Human Services website. Available at: http://hab.hrsa.gov/deliverhivaidscare/files/primary2004ed.pdf. Accessed August 10, 2016.

    HIV/AIDS. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Pages/whatAreHIVAIDS.aspx. Accessed August 10, 2016.

    HIV basics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/index.html. Updated July 6, 2016. Accessed August 10, 2016.

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