We report a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) who developed Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and was successfully treated with imatinib mesylate. He achieved a complete cytogenetic response after 7 months of treatment. It appears that there is no in vivo interaction between imatinib and highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) and these drugs can be concurrently administered with safety to patients with CML and AIDS.
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- Chronic myeloid leukemia
- Imatinib mesylate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research