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What increases my risk for AIDS-related lymphoma?

Being infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) lowers your immunity and leaves you susceptible to the category of cancer known as AIDS-related lymphoma. You face an especially high risk if you are also infected with the Epstein-Barr virus, or if you have a low CD4 (white blood cell) count, generally 100 or lower. Your risk also rises if you do not take highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to combat HIV.

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What are the major types of AIDS-related lymphoma?
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the most common type of AIDS-related lymphoma. This cancer (which includes s...
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What follow-up care will I need for AIDS-related lymphoma?
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During treatment for AIDS-related lymphoma, your doctor may need to run tests to check whether the t...
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What is the rate of incidence of AIDS-related lymphoma?
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There are a few different types of AIDS-related lymphomas. One of the most common -- non-Hodgkin lym...
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Is AIDS-related lymphoma serious?
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AIDS-related lymphoma is a serious condition. This type of cancer strikes people whose immune system...
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