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 functionRadiation therapy—to treat cancers related to HIV/AIDS
Chemotherapy—to treat cancers related to HIV/AIDS
cancer-related anemia, wasting, bleeding, and
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Last reviewed September 2015 by David L. Horn, MD
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