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Dealing With Cancer When You Are Hiv Positive

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Chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer? Can HIV positive patients get these therapies?

Are chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer contraindicated in HIV positive patients?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
HIV-positive patients are at an increased risk for developing anal cancer as a consequence of HPV (human papilloma virus infection). We recommend anal PAP smears as a way of catching such lesions early (please see my separate response on Anal PAP... Read more »

Breast cancer in HIV-positive men; how common is it?

Dear Bruce, Is male breast cancer common in AIDS patients? Thanks... Read more »

Breast Cancer in HIV positive woman

I am a public health nurse contacting you on behalf of a female client. She has HIV, Hep C and was... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Increased Risk of Some Cancers Among HIV-Positive People in U.S.

HIV-positive people in the U.S., many of whom are living longer because of antiretroviral drugs, are at an increased risk for certain types of cancers, according to a study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine , Reuters reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal Cancer Prevention in HIV-Positive Men and Women

The current review discusses issues around screening to prevent anal cancer. "The incidence of human papillomavirus-associated anal cancer is unacceptably high among HIV-positive men who have sex with men, and possibly in HIV-positive women,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Data on Cancer Rates Among HIV-Positive People "Underline" Need for Antiretrovirals That Restore Immune Function, Opinion Piece Says

New data on cancer rates among HIV-positive people "underline" the need for the development of antiretroviral drugs that "restore immune function more effectively" than currently available treatments, Mark Wainberg -- director of McGill University... 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 in the population, the Baltimore Sun ... Read more »
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Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »

hiv positive and life span

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
Sorry to ask stupid question but there is lot of ambiguity about the results. Recent studies have shown some dramatic outcomes. Now they are claiming that person can live average life span but how many have seen hiv positive living more than thirty... Read more »

My dad is HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 25 yr.old female and I just found out that my straight father and his girlfriend are HIV positive. Anyone want to share with me any feelings or discussions, I'm ready to talk, :(

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