AIDS-related malignancies

Nat Rev Cancer. 2002 May;2(5):373-82. doi: 10.1038/nrc797.


Cancer remains a significant burden for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. Most cancers that are associated with HIV infection are driven by oncogenic viruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and human papillomavirus. Gaining insight into the epidemiology and mechanisms that underlie AIDS-related cancers has provided us with a better understanding of cancer immunity and viral oncogenesis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Epstein-Barr Virus Infections / etiology
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, AIDS-Related / etiology
  • Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Papillomavirus Infections / etiology
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / etiology
  • Tumor Virus Infections / etiology