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Cancers in HIV/AIDS (AIDS) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome is a disease of the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. This is a kind of virus where all the virus generated protein(viral proteins) will be keep on changing the protein type in translation steps, This is the hot topic where all the virology experts keep on stressing to find out an innovative drug for the disease. HIV is transmitted from person to person most commonly in blood and majority of the bodily secretions. A person with HIV is highly vulnerable to life-threatening disorders because HIV severely weakens the immune system of the body. Due to the inactive immune system it slows down the property of fighting with the diseases and viruses. When HIV infection causes symptoms and specific disease syndromes then the disease is called AIDS. People with AIDS have a high risk of developing different kinds of cancers, some of the cancers that have been given higher priority such as: 1) Kaposi sarcoma 2) non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and 3) cervical cancer. These three cancers are often called âAIDS-defining conditions,â meaning that if a person with an HIV infection has one of these cancers it can signify the development of AIDS.
HIV shows a powerful effect on the immune system and there is no cure for it, advances in treatment have improved the prognosis for people with HIV. The connection between HIV/AIDS and certain cancers is not completely understood, but the link likely depends on a weakened immune system. Most types of cancer begin when normal cells change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be benign or malignant. A weakened immune system caused by infection with HIV, infection with other viruses, and traditional risk factors such as smoking all contribute to this higher cancer risk. Highly active antiretroviral therapy and lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of some types of cancer in people infected with HIV. Some of the more common types of AIDS-related cancers include cancers of the mouth, throat, liver, lung, colon, rectum, anus, testes, and skin. Having HIV disease can put you at risk for many types of opportunistic infections and other diseases. A low CD4 count appears to be the primary risk factor for many of these cancers. HPV infection is another major risk factor.
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Last date updated on June, 2014