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What causes AIDS-related lymphoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have lowered immunity. As a result, their bodies have difficulty fighting infections that can cause AIDS-related lymphoma. For example, people with HIV are more likely than others to become infected with Epstein Barr virus, which can cause some types of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

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