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Can One Develop Cancer From Hiv

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...the cervical pap smear. That test is not able to categorize the exact strain of HPV that women carry. The FDA recently approved a new DNA test that identifies the two HPV strains (types 16, 18) responsible for most cervical cancers. At the moment, the new DNA test, called Cervista HPV 16/18, is not available in doctors' offices, but should start arriving within the next few months. In MSM, a clear relationship has not yet been determined...
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HIV & Bladder Cancer

I was tested positive in 2009 and just a week ago, my doctor confrmed that I have adenocarcinoma of the bladder. He usggested surgery but I am not in favour of doing that as I value quality of life. I have not told this doctor about my HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for any condition, there would be a period of time necessary to heal up after the procedure. But if by surgically excising a malignant tumor you could essentially be cured of cancer, and the alternative is a protracted painful illness and... Read more »

about AIDS/cancer

my 27 yr old boyfriend has AIDS and has developed lymphoma. He has chemotherapy and anti-retroviral therapy, but his ART did not start until his cancer was detected. I know one can never be sure and that everyone is different, but what is his...
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
...Cd4 count is and the type and extent of his lymphoma. Depending on the circumstances, people can have very good responses to HIV treatment and lymphoma treatment. Read more »

Malignant skin cancer; is this AIDS?

My daughter has been diagnosed with malignant skin cancer. More tests are pending. She is worried about AIDS because of a stupid relationship with a promisicious needle user. What are the initial symptoms of AIDS?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...are many forms of malignant skin cancer; some are worse than others. What type does your daughter have? Although some skin cancers are related to HIV/AIDS, most skin cancers are not. If you are (or she is) concerned about HIV infection, then... Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer.

Can breast cancer lead to HIV/AIDS or have anything to do with HIV/AIDS?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Breast cancer and HIV/AIDS are pretty much unrelated. Breast cancer does not lead to HIV, and HIV does not lead to breast cancer. A very Read more »
Articles
The Body

IAC Day 4: Malignancies and People Living With HIV/AIDS

...meeting, researchers from the United States, France, Canada, and Romania presented findings on the important clinical topic of malignancies that can develop in people with HIV/AIDS. Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute reported... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

... At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization Says Deaths From Cancer, Heart Disease, Road Crashes to Soar While HIV/AIDS Deaths to Decline Near 2030

...the next 20 years as the developing world's populations becomes wealthier and live longer. Mortality rates from heart disease, cancer, and road crashes will make up 30 percent of deaths worldwide by 2030, WHO said. Meanwhile, deaths from factors... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Higher Risk of Certain Cancers Being Recorded in HIV-Positive People

... Physicians in the U.S. are reporting a higher risk for certain types of cancers -- such as liver, head, neck and lung -- in people living with HIV/AIDS, raising concerns that a cancer epidemic is imminent Read more »
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

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Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

AIDS and Cancer

Posted by soimnotalone, 3 Replies
...Is there anyone out there facing AIDS and Cancer? Did you feel like you had to chose between the lesser of 2 evils Read more »

Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...on the net is more worrisome for some reason than having a set of nodes or systemic swelling). I'm terrified, with all the cancers HIVer's are getting, that this is cancer (especially non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). Does anyone have any similar... Read more »