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Basal Cell Carcinoma And Hiv

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Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just recently had basal cell carcinoma (BCC) removed from my upper back.I read that BCC is more common in people who have HIV and may occur in places not readily recieving sunlight.I was wondering if there is a connection between BCC and HIV....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is a form of skin cancer and is usually related to sun exposure. It is not as dangerous as melanoma. I believe that Basal Cell Cancers are both more frequent and more aggressive in HIV-positive patients than in... Read more »

Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just received a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma on my left arm. The dermatologist assured me... 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 »
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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 »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »

T Cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have consistantly tested negative on several tests over the past two years. However, I keep getting symptoms of hiv and my t cells are lurking around the 400 range. I have more test results comminmg back on feb 4th.

Is there anyone else out there... Read more »