HIV Infection, AIDS, and Cancer


(En español)

People with HIV infection or AIDS are at higher risk for some types of cancer than people who are not infected. Here we will discuss the risks of certain cancers in people with HIV infection or AIDS, what tests these people might need to look for cancers early, and how these cancers are generally treated.

We will focus here only on HIV and AIDS as they relate to cancer. But it’s important to note that HIV and AIDS are complex topics that can affect a person’s health in many ways beyond their links to cancer. For more extensive information on HIV and AIDS, please refer to the information sources listed in the “To learn more” section at the end of this document.