Other Treatments for AIDS

People with HIV infection or AIDS have a higher risk of certain cancers. Any care plan will depend on the type of cancer you have.

This may involve treating:

  • The effects of the virus and how the immune system works
  • The cancer with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Other problems such as anemia, wasting, bleeding, and seizures

References:

Guide for HIV/AIDS clinical care. National Institute of Health and Human Services website. Available at: https://hab.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hab/clinical-quality-management/2014guide.pdf. Updated April 2014. Accessed September 17, 2018.
HIV infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114424/HIV-infection. Updated September 19, 2016. Accessed September 30, 2016.
Living with HIV. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/livingwithhiv/index.html. Updated July 23, 2018. Accessed September 17, 2018.
Overview of HIV infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated July 31, 2018. Accessed September 17, 2018.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board David L. Horn, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 10/23/2020

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