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How do I manage my AIDS-related cancer on a daily basis?

Managing AIDS-related cancer means treating both the cancer and the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. You will need to take anti-HIV medicine in addition to chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or other treatment for the cancer. Your doctor may also prescribe medication for side effects such as nausea and pain. Alternative treatments, including acupuncture and hypnosis, can ease side effects, too.

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