Can Hodgkin disease be prevented?
Few of the known risk factors for Hodgkin disease can be changed, so it is not possible to prevent most cases of the disease at this time.
One way to limit your risk would be to stay away from known risk factors for infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS (such as IV drug use and unsafe sex with many partners). You can read more about HIV in our document HIV, AIDS, and Cancer.
Last Medical Review: 08/19/2014
Last Revised: 01/13/2015