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Burkitt's Lymphoma And Hiv

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HIV/HEP C/ Burkitt's lymphoma/ I WIN ALLTHREE

Posted by AaronK, 1 Reply
Infected at birth during transfusion in 83. Diagnosed in 88. 1997-2000 i was on and off meds-2000-2006 i was off medications. in 2006 i was diagnosed with Hep C, with 7tcells and with 60,000 virus count. after 7 months I was HIV Undetectable. Tcells... 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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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is this condition related only to hiv/aids

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Need Lymphoma Advice?

Posted by JCraig
Hi all,

2 year+ NHL survivor here. Just to let you know, your local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can hook you up 1 on 1 with a survivor who closely matches your stats. I am a First Connection volunteer and am lucky enough to talk with HIV+ men with... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Burkitt's Lymphoma and T-cells

Hi,I was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma and told that I was HIV+ in October. My Oncologist had me go through an intense regimen of chemotherapy and my Infectious Disease doctor started me on antiretroviral therapy to keep the viral load...
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
This type of lymphoma is primarily associated with b cells and not t cells. I suspect your t cell count is primarily affected by the chemotherapy and not the lymphoma and will take some time to recover over and above HIV treatment control of the... Read more »

Burkitt's Lymphoma/AIDS

Please help us as time is running out quickly. My partner was diagnosed with Burkitt's in Feb 05' and is HIV+ and treatment naive--he now has AIDS. He took four rounds of chemo with three drugs and it failed miserably. The cancer is in...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am very pleased to see that you are responding to your treatment for HIV infection. It may be that with a higher CD4 count, you will respond better to chemotherapy, with your improved immune system. This being said, there are numerous new... Read more »

Additional cure needed? a survivor of Burkitt's lymphoma

Dear Dr.Dezube, I am a 39 year old survivor of Burkitt lymphoma with a very aggressive chemotherapy (CODOX-M/Ara-C).In facts,I had only the first part of 4 parts and stopped the cure because of liver and kidney problems but fortunately got into...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If I understand your query correctly, it sounds like you got just 25% of your chemotherapy? Is this true? Try to figure out from your oncologist exactly what percent of the originally planned chemotherapy you received. It is not unusual for... Read more »

Non-Hodkins Lymphoma Burkitts-like recurrence; Is it too late?

My father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Burkitts-like) about a month and a half ago. They did an HIV test at the time because his immune system was so low and found that he was positive. My father is 78 and has been married to my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear concerned daughter: I'm sorry to hear about your dad's tumor and the fact that it recurred. Clearly the presence of tumor cells in the spinal fluid is a very serious complication from the cancer. Also as your note implies, it is... Read more »

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Rates Lower in HAART-Treated Patients

Background Untreated HIV infection confers a huge increase in the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Understanding the extent to which HAART mitigates this risk is of vital importance to HIV-infected persons. Details of This Study Waterson... Read more »

HAART Reduces Incidence and Improves Long-Term Prognosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Background It is clear that HIV infection markedly increases the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In the era before the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the more advanced the HIV infection, the greater the increase in the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Survival Normalizes to HIV-Negative Rates Despite More Advanced Disease at Diagnosis

High levels of treatment response to chemotherapy for Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) in the HAART era were reported in a combined analysis from five clinics, showing similar rates of event-free and overall survival compared to HIV negative controls. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: New Group for HIVers With Lymphoma

A new emotional and practical support group for HIV patients with lymphoma will meet every third Wednesday in San Francisco. The group will help patients cope with the anxiety associated with diagnosis and symptoms; in addition, it will be a forum... Read more »