Causes and Symptoms of AIDS-Related cancer


There are some causes of cancer which can be controlled such as smoking while some cannot be controlled like age and family history. Following are some factors that can raise the risk of developing HIV/AIDS- related cancer.

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Human papillomavirus infection: Infection with HIV/AIDS increases the risk of developing cervical cancer.HPV passed from one person to other during sexual activity. There are certain types of HPV and some type are associated with certain types of cancers. A factor that increases the risk of HPV also includes becoming sexually active at an early age.

HHV-8 infection: HHV-8 is generally related to other herpes viruses like those viruses which cause cold sores and genital herpes or cytomegalovirus.HHV-8 infection is basically associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma.

Epstein Barr virus infection: EBV is a herpes related virus that is involved in mononucleosis. It is also associated with:

  • Primary effusion lymphoma
  • High-grade B-cell lymphoma
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma

Symptoms of AIDS-related cancer include:

  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Tiredness
  • Weight loss during dieting
  • Painless swelling in lymph nodes in the neck, underarm and groin area

If patient has symptoms of lymphoma or AIDS, doctor will carefully check any swelling in arm, underarm and in groin area.


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