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I Have Lymphoma Does That Mean I Have Aids

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What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people...
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Do you have AIDS if you have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and HIV?

I recently read your definition of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma on your website and it said about HIV and AIDS. Does this mean that anyone suffering from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma has HIV or AIDS?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There are four AIDS-defining cancer. This means that if a person has any of these four cancers and has HIV infection, then by definition the person has AIDS. The four AIDS-defining cancers are the following:Systemic non-Hodgkin's... Read more »

low grade lymphoma,17yr aids what to do?

Aids 17yrs.,recently diagnosed w/low grade lymphoma and told to nothing.What should I do?My t4 is177,vir ld 600+ on mega Harrt.I worry....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The diagnosis of low grade lymphoma is not common in HIV infection. Most of the HIV-related lymphoma is high grade and very aggressive (but responds to chemotherapy and HAART). When lymphoma is classified as low grade this generally means that it... Read more »

My brother's AIDS-related lymphoma. Will he be okay?

Hi Dr. Dezube I wrote to you not to long ago regarding my brother who has AIDS related lymphoma of the liver. He has finished his 8th session of CHOP. His cancer is still intact tumor has shrunk somewhat but the good news is that he has finally...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm pleased to hear that your brother has started HIV meds. Although there is no guarantee that his lymphoma won't come back, the very fact that he is taking HIV meds is probably the best thing he can do in terms of assuring that his... Read more »

Primary Lymphoma

Hi How often is primary lymphoma seen in HIV patients?Is the patient usually real sick prior to this or can it come on at anytime?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You are confusing 2 different diseases: primary CNS (central nervous system) lymphoma, and systemic lymphoma. Primary CNS lymphoma is not common and occurs in very advanced HIV (AIDS, with CD4 cells usually less than 50). Systemic lymphoma... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is this condition related only to hiv/aids

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HIV and Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

Posted by SMARS, 1 Reply

Back in October I discovered that my brother was diagnosed with HIV, feel free to review the post with subject "HIV Care US vs. India and Living in the Mid East". In the last two months we have been doing more tests. We've discovered that he... Read more »

HIV and Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if anyone out there is struggling with the double whammy of HIV and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I'm trying to connect to share information, etc., or just for general support.

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I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »