Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Is there an Association?Moosa Patel*
Clinical Hematology Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Corresponding Author:
- Moosa Patel
Clinical Hematology Unit, Department of Medicine
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Received Date: May 26, 2014; Accepted Date: May 30, 2014; Published Date: June 02, 2014
Citation: Patel M (2014) Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Is there an Association? J Leuk (Los Angel) 1:e108. doi:10.4172/2329-6917.1000e108
Copyright: © 2014 Patel M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is well known that there is an increased risk of malignancyin individuals who are Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive . This is particularly true with regard to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) defining malignancies such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, high grade B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and invasive carcinoma of the cervix, and non-AIDS defining/AIDS-associated malignancies such as Hodgkin lymphoma, anal carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctivae.