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Can AIDS-related lymphoma be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Although you can still get similar lymphoma without infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), someone who is infected with the virus who gets the lymphoma is considered to have AIDS-related lymphoma. Therefore, prevention of infection with HIV can prevent AIDS-related lymphoma. If you are already HIV-positive, treating the HIV infection can reduce your risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a common type of AIDS-related lymphoma.

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