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I Have Basal Cell Carcinoma Does That Mean I Have Aids

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squamous cell carcinoma- What does this all mean?

what does this mean and what is the prognosis in laymans language??Microscopic exam of the fine needle aspiration smears reveals numerous malignant cells, both singly and in aggregates showing hyperchromatic nuclei, some which contain atypical...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is indeed hard to believe that all the medical mumbo-jumbo actually means something. What you gave me is the pathology report which basically says the patient has squamous cell carcinoma, which is a very common form of cancer. The report says... Read more »

Is it Kaposi's sarcoma or Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Wondering if KS may be mistaken for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) when biopsied. I have a lesion on... Read more »

Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just recently had basal cell carcinoma (BCC) removed from my upper back.I read that BCC is more... Read more »
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have just been told that I have the following type of skin cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I have been positive since 1989 and my counts are good at this time. I would like to hear from anyone out there who has had the same cancer and how they are... Read more »

White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here I am at 29 days. I tested for HIV a few days ago, but will not get results until Monday. I tested now because I have had a sore throat and swollen nodes in my neck for the last 2 weeks (no fever or aches, but no cold). Today some test... Read more »

T-CELL COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hiv negative but still worried.
I took a T-CELL count which came back as follows:

TOTAL LYMPH. 2630

CD3+ 2090 - 79.4%
CD4+ 1010 - 38.4%
CD5+ 72.8%
CD8+ 1157 - 44.0%

RATIO CD4+/CD8+ 0.87

What does this mean? Can these results be influenced by the... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »