For Patients and Providers
The HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study is not a clinical study and does not evaluate cancer treatment. The investigators cannot offer medical advice to patients or their providers.
Regular medical care provides the opportunity for patients to discuss their health concerns with their providers and receive appropriate HIV treatment. Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) can reduce the risk of some cancers, most notably Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. For women living with HIV, screening is recommended for cervical cancer. Other cancers can be prevented through changes in behavior, such as by quitting smoking or reducing alcohol consumption.
For frequently asked questions about HIV infection and cancer risk, visit the NCI Fact Sheet.
For patient resources, visit the American Cancer Society
- How is cancer treated in people with HIV or AIDS?
- What can people with HIV or AIDS do to try to lower their risk of cancer or find it early?
Providers, visit the NCCN guidelines for cancer treatment among people living with HIV. Full access is provided through a free account with NCCN.