Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Case Report, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Pregnancy in a Patient with Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Kaposi's Sarcoma

Pieter Barnardt*
Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Division of Radiation and Clinical Oncology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Corresponding author : Pieter Barnardt
Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Division of Radiation and Clinical Oncology, University of Stellenbosch, PO Box 19191, Tygerberg, 7505, South Africa
Tel: + (27)219386014; Fax: + (27)21930804
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 19, 2012 Accepted: March 22, 2013 Published: March 26, 2013
Citation: Barnardt P (2013) Pregnancy in a Patient with Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Kaposi’s Sarcoma. J Womens Health, Issues Care 2:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000105

Abstract

Pregnancy in a Patient with Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Kaposi’s Sarcoma

The occurrence of malignancy amongst people living with HIV/AIDS represents a challenge in managing such patients. An estimated 30-40% of HIV-infected patients are likely to develop a cancer during their disease. The AIDS-defining cancers Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and cervical cancer, are the most observed AIDS-defining cancers. In the era of antiretroviral therapy (ART), a significant decrease in the incidence of AIDS-defining illnesses is observed, while non-AIDS malignancies are on the increase, and constitute around 58% of all cancers diagnosed in HIV-infected patients.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS; Kaposi�s sarcoma; Pregnancy

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