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  • Non-HIV-related illnesses – cancers

    Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have become rarer since the introduction of effective HIV treatment, but still occasionally cause illness and death in people with HIV. Often, these people...

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • Cervical and anal screening

    Infection with certain types of a common virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cell changes in the cervix that can lead to cervical cancer. All HIV-positive...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is an AIDS-defining cancer. A lymphoma is the name given to a tumour (or growth) of lymphocytes (white blood cells). Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Kaposi's sarcoma

    Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is an AIDS-defining cancer and was one of the first recognised HIV-related illnesses in the early 1980s. Unlike most cancers, which start...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Lung cancer

    Evidence from the UK and other countries shows that lung cancer is more common in HIV-positive people than the general HIV-negative population. Before effective HIV treatment...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Cervical cancer

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the underlying cause of cervical cancer. Infection with HPV is very common in the general population and is slightly more common...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Anal cancer

    Since potent and effective HIV treatment became available, the number of cases of the AIDS-defining cancers such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has fallen,...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Cancer

    Cancers are a range of diseases caused by uncontrolled cell division. A number of cancers occur more frequently among people with HIV than in the general...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Hodgkin's disease

    Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma - a tumour of lymph nodes - named after Thomas Hodgkin, a pathologist who first described it in...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Kaposi's sarcoma

    Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was first described in 1872 by the Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi. Before the AIDS epidemic it was a rare condition. There are four...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Lung cancer

    Lung cancer is not an AIDS-defining illness. However, people with HIV have a greater chance of developing lung cancer than non-infected people, and as...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a type of lymphoma - a tumour that involves the uncontrolled multiplication of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes....

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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