Jul 29, 2007
I have recently been diagnosed with VIN 3. I am having a biopsy and bloods done next week by a dermatologist specialising in vulvar problems. I was diagnosed in March 06 after PCP. I am 47 and peri menopausal. I have 7 lesions and thickened skin on my perineum. Is this a common disease for women like me? My specialist said it is due to my weakened immunity. CD4 346/ VL undetectable. What is the prognisis and treatment? I live in London.
Response from Dr. Conway
Vulvar neoplasia is linke to human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, a condition that is more common and progresses more rapidly in the setting of HIV infection. This being said, VIN is a pre-cancerous lesion that, if treated well (as it appears to be in your case) rarely progresses to a full blown malignant state.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.