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Cancer - Vulva Symptoms

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Table of Contents What Is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Anal Cancer Liver Cancer Lung Cancer Conclusion What Is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells thatcan get in the way of normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) fromwhere it starts growing to other organs and parts of the body. Cancer candestroy healthy cells and cause illness and death....
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possible symptoms of cancer?

I've been HIV+ for at least 12 years with no complications, 600 tcells, undetectable VL. I am currently taking sustiva and combivir and was taking famvir for a recent and recurrent herpes outbreak. Over the past few weeks I have noticed that I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is not unusual to get occasional lumps and pain around the nipples. Although medication can sometimes cause such changes, often there are other causes. Have the nipples been abraded in any way? (For example, I have some patients who have very... Read more »

Constant Weight Loss, Night Sweats,swollen Lymph nodes & Low Body Teperature. Cancer Symptoms?

Dear Doctor, I am a 40 year old male & was diagnosed with hiv in 2009 with atripla being my haart. Over the past year my cd4 count has been in the 400's and I am undetectable. However over the past year I have been loosing weight at a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Persistent weight loss and night sweats (even if without fever) is concerning to me. The fact that your CD4 count is in the normal range is reassuring, but this is deserving of your doctor's attention.In additional... Read more »

Atripla post lung cancer

My ex-husband has been HIV+ for over 20 years and basically asymptomatic until this past year. Last Nov. 07 he was diagnosed with aggressive small cell lung cancer (11 cm tumor). He managed to get through aggressive chemotherapy and radiation and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The efavirenz in Atripla can sometimes cause some excessive drowsiness particularly in first weeks on treatment. The prognosis in your husband's case would be highly related to the status of the lung cancer which is a scary cancer as you... Read more »

Poppers and cancer (POPPERS)

I don't know if you can help me Robert? I have found myself more recently becoming dependent on poppers and using them when pleasuring myself. However, I have noticed that I am getting pains in my chest and I am not sure whether this is due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi John,If your doctor checked you out, I strongly doubt your problem is a tumor. If your discomfort is continuing, go back for a follow-up visit.As for poppers, I have nothing new to report since the last time I addressed this topic, so I'll... Read more »
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HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
I was having some fingering and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I am a nevous 24 year old who has recently developed red-streaked spit in the morning for the past month(happens only once a week) and notice a pain on my right side near my ribs. Could this be lung cancer; I am terrified. Read more »

Mouth Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have white lessions on the sides of m tongue. They do not scrape off and they burn. My blood counts are in the range of ohl but it is said that ohl does not hurt. Has anyone had this experience? If so, what was it? Read more »

Re: HIV Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
I am desperate that my symptoms could possibly be something else, although it is looking more and more unlikely.

Can you tell me is Tonsillitis contagious during the seroconversion stage? Before I realized that I had the symptoms of HIV, I went on 2... Read more »