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Anal Cancer And Aids

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
Ask the Experts

Anal Cancer

I have had some serious problems lately. I have been living with HIV for over 20 years now and have been on meds for the last ten years. Recently I was diagnosed with Squamous cell cancer once again. Do you know what can be done for this to not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Maintaining good HIV suppression and good CD4 levels is an important aspect of maximizing good health for many patients. Many HIV+ patients may be at risk for a variety of liver and GI problems including perhaps risk for colon cancer (thus... Read more »

Anal Cancer or Hemorrhoids?

I was diagnosed with HIV and HPV, last year. I started treatment immediately. Now, I'm undetectable and have a 600 CD4 count. Recently, I noticed a lump on my anus. I went to the STD clinic, to rule out the possibility of any STDs. Fortunately,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although most of your symptoms are still consistent with hemorrhoids, may be worth while to see a gastroenterologist for at minimum anoscopy or likely a colonoscopy.... Read more »

"worried for anal cancer"

hii am positive for last two yrs, on meds, doing fineundetectable, cd around 600i had anal warts, cz of receptive anal intercourse two yrs back, when i was diagonesd.i am always worried of more and more reports about people having anal cancer.my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,First off, congrats on your overall health!To get into your question.. HPV, the virus that can cause warts and leads to various cancers, is very common among sexually people. In most cases the virus will "clear" on... Read more »

Progressing from dysplasia to anal cancer; I've had enough!!

Dr. Dezube:I am 32 years old and have been dealing with HIV for the better part of the last ten years. I also have human papillomavirus and, consequently, have been dealing with high-grade anal dysplasia for six years. What has been truly...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I feel for you. These repeat surgeries sound unpleasant, to say the least. Being HIV-positive does inded speed up the rate by which high-grade dysplasia develops into anal cancer.However, even if you were to be HIV-negative, everything you... Read more »
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Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested positive 14 years ago, and have had several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm:
My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot... Read more »

AIDS and Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been living with HIV now for at least 10 years, this year I got diagnosed with Anal Cancer and have undergone treatment with Radiation and Chemotherapy which has been more difficult to recover from than I ever thought it would be. It's 6 months... Read more »

anal sex question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
just a question to everyone - i work with hiv/aids patients, i am
also hiv+, but the other day someone asked me a really strange
question, it was

"I've had unprotected anal sex with my partner who is hiv+
(16,000 vl, 550 cd4) 25 time or more, what... Read more »

anal problems....

Posted by erik1964
I have been on hiv medication for more than 10 years now, I noticed that Viramune gives me no anal pleasure any more (but also did Darunavir). Because of the side effects I don't have lots of choices for therapy. Now I am on Truvada (really good... Read more »