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How do medications treat AIDS-related cancers?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Chemotherapy drugs may be used to treat some AIDS-related cancers, including lymphomas, cervical cancer, and Kaposi sarcoma. In addition, people with AIDS-related cancers should continue to take anti-HIV medications and any other medicines they need as directed, such as antibiotics to ward off infections. Depending on the type of cancer involved and the individual case, this one-two punch -- anti-HIV medicines plus cancer treatment -- can boost the odds of survival.

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