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Could your develop Thryoid or Throat cancer if you're positive.
May 10, 2013

What are you chances that you would develop throat cancer or thryoid cancer because of your HIV status. I can count on one hand how many people I've ever had oral sex with but is that a definite catalyst along with being Positive that puts you at a high risk for developing it. Also, If you're numbers at good. CD4's in the 600's and VL 70's or lower would you still get it.

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

First off, thyroid cancer is not associated with oral sex, nor HIV.

As for throat cancers, most are thought to be associated with either smoking or papilloma virus infection- the later could be acquired via oral sex.

If you're having any concerning symptoms, I'd suggest discussing them with your care provider.

Be well, BY

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