HIV/AIDS-Related Cancer: Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 01/2021

ON THIS PAGE: You will find links to other parts of this website for information about the number of people who are diagnosed with an HIV/AIDS-related cancer each year, as well as general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

HIV/AIDS-related cancers are uncommon. Because of this, there are not specific statistics available for cancers related to HIV/AIDS. However, people with HIV infection have a higher risk of developing cancer than people without HIV infection. They are 500 times more likely to be diagnosed with Kaposi sarcoma, 12 times more likely to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer. People with HIV infection also have a higher risk of dying from cancer than people with the same cancers but without HIV infection.

To learn more about the general statistics for a specific HIV/AIDS-defining condition, visit the sections on this same website on:

Statistics adapted from the website of the National Cancer Institute (accessed January 2021).

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors and Prevention. It explains what factors may increase the chance of developing an HIV/AIDS-related cancer. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.