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Beginning Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer

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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...
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HPV vaccine and cervical/oral cancer?

Hello Dr. Bob. This is the Mommy that you have always been so kind in easing the worries of, needing your wisdom once again in an extremely uncomfortable situation . I hope that these questions find you in the best of health, and as always, I thank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll post some general information from the archives about HPV below. This will answer some of your questions.As for your husband's problems with condoms, I suggest he try different varieties until he finds the best fit. It's a... Read more »

I had cervical cancer; Am I more prone to other cancers?

I had cervical cancer (I am HIV positive) and I would like to know if that is an open door to develop other cancers or for my original cancer to metastasize. Does cervical cancer mean you are prone to breast or other cancers? Thank you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Cervical cancer is typically caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). You may be more prone to diseases caused by the HPV virus (e.g. anal cancer, warts). It's important that your health care provider check... Read more »

My daughter was treated for cervical cancer. Is she at greater risk for more cancers?

My daughter has been HIV positive for 7 years. In the summer she had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer and one chemo treatment. They did not do any more chemo as the results after one treatment was almost devastational. Her CD4 count is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a good question-- If someone had one cancer, are they at higher risk for more cancers?The answer to this is "maybe". Your daughter is at risk of having the cervical cancer recur. To minimize this risk, it is important that she... Read more »

inflation in cervical lymph nodes

hi, I am HIV+ and diagnosed from 1 year ago. My CD4 is about 400 now and I have inflation in my Lymph nodes specially in left cervical one that is fully inflated.My treatment will be started by Truvada+Kaletra from 7 days later. Since one month...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.If I understand your question correctly, you've got a sensation, but no pain or mass in your neck. I doubt that this is a cancer, but certainly worth mentioning to your care provider at your next visit.With your... Read more »
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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

Starting Meds - The Journey Begins

Posted by trulife, 6 Replies
I went to my Doc today to review my latest labs and we decided to start meds today (CD4 535, Viral Load 109000). I was diagnosed in Sept 2009 and had a very stressful year that directly affected my lab results. So far, I have had no symptoms at... Read more »

A New Beginning

Posted by daybyday, 4 Replies
One week ago, after a routine yearly physical, I found out I was HIV Positive. No one would ever be able to know looking at me...I'm in my 40s but still hold on to the 32" waist I had in college...I've worked out all my life and although I've... Read more »

When to begin treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I know lots of people say to begin treatment before t-cells fall to 200. Mine are 200 and my viral load is 50,000. I guess I have to start. Anyone out there waited without consequence?

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