HIV-associated cancer

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Synonyms: HIV-related cancer

A rare neoplastic disease characterized by occurrence in association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Kaposi sarcoma aggressive B-cell lymphomas and invasive cervical cancer are considered AIDS-defining cancers while a variety of other cancers are known to be related to HIV including Hodgkin lymphoma hepatocellular carcinoma and lung anal oral cavity and oropharyngeal vulvar and penile cancer. The majority of cancers in AIDS patients are associated with co-infection with oncogenic viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus human herpesvirus 8 and human papillomavirus.

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Advocacy Organizations

My Faulty Gene

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.

My Little Sunshine Foundation

My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.


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