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Cancers With Poor Prognosis In Aids Patients

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Transmission pathogenesis: transfer of the suspected pathogen to an uninfected host, man or animal, produces the disease in that host. With regard to postulate #1, numerous studies from around the world show that virtually all AIDS patients are HIV-seropositive; that is they carry antibodies that indicate HIV infection. With regard to postulate #2, modern culture techniques have allowed the isolation of HIV in virtually all AIDS...
Ask the Experts

Skin hyperpigmentation in AIDS patients = an hypophyse dysfunction?

Is there any treatment or medicine for the hyperpigmentation in Aids patients?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment for hyperpigmentation can be frustrating even in the general population. A consultation by a dermatologist is often recommended to make a proper diagnosis and to determine whether any of the drugs may be contributing or is there a non-HIV... Read more »

Life expectancy of AIDS patients on HAART?

I understand that a distinction is made between HIV and AIDS.I think the average life expectancy after diagnosis of HIV ranges from 5 years to 25 years. Is that correct?Once the AIDS-defining illness occurs, what is the prognosis, and the average...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Having had AIDS is just a way of saying that HIV has dammage the immune system. It doesn't say much about future survival with good care. The current standard of care regimens, like those listed in the DHHS guidelines, should effectively suppress... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an answer to and if you want please respond to my email if you don't want to respond in the public forum.My daughter has been HIV positive for 12 years (she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's situation. The likely outcome if she is not willing to take medicines is that she will succumb to AIDS-related opportunistic infections. MAC (mycobacterium avian complex) is a very serious condition in... Read more »

lesions in AIDS patients; are they cancer

Are all lesions in AIDS patients cancer?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
ABSOLUTELY NOT. There are many many things which can cause lesions which are not cancer. Many lesions are benign growths, many lesions are caused by viruses (e.g. molluscum, warts, and so on)or other infectious agents, and many lesions are caused by... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Patients at Increased Risk for HPV-Related Cancers

... People with AIDS have a statistically significant higher risk of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers, with risks increasing along with immunosuppression, according to a new study. Dr. Anil K. Chaturvedi of the National Cancer Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...Lungs: Breathing problems Bad cough Diagnosis Biopsy (sample of tissue taken and examined under microscope) "Good prognosis" KS: No internal organ involvement CD4 count greater than 200 cells No history of opportunistic... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Essiac

...Glum, a chiropractor. In 1988 he wrote"Calling of an Angel," a biography of Rene Caisse. Glum claims tohave treated several AIDS patients with Essiac with good results.No report of this study was published. What Are the Side Effects? There... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...reach late middle age. There have been only small, inconclusive studies on the causes of aging-related health problems among AIDS patients. Without definitive research, which has just begun, that second wave of suffering could be a... Read more »

I work with AIDS patients

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
... I work with AIDS patients a lot and it's such a good time now. There is so much hope in the air. The AIDS floors are emptying out and people are feeling Read more »