HIV/AIDS Glossary

B-Cell Lymphoma

A type of lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) that starts in the B lymphocytes (B cells). People with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV, are at a higher risk for B-cell lymphomas than people with healthy immune systems. In people with HIV, certain B-cell lymphomas are considered AIDS-defining conditions.

Related Term(s): AIDS-Defining Condition, B Lymphocyte, Lymphoma

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