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Do People With Severe Dysplasia Often Have Hiv Too

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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High grade anal dysplasia

I have high grade anal dysplasia. My colorectal surgeon does a visual inspection every 4 months to see if there are changes. He does not do HRA and has never done an anal pap to see if I have developed into full blown cancer. Do you recommend an...
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
I agree that given high grade dysplasia was found already, more sensitive testing than visual inspection alone should be performed. You could start with an anal pap, but that is best performed by someone who knows what they are doing and has access... Read more »

dysplasia ain 1 treating it

I i'm 48 years old male and i was diagnosed with full blown aids in june 20011 and dysplasia ain 1 6 months ago and dysphagia, neuropathy with associated other diagnosses my cd4 was 43 viroload 123000 my cd 4 fluxuated from...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Gary and thanks for posting.People living with HIV are living longer and the spectrum of health concerns that we have is shifting from AIDS complications to a set of new conditions, such as heart, kidney and bone disease or cancers. For this... Read more »

High grade dysplasia (anal)

Hi Dr. Pierone:This question is not about meds but I saw you answer other questions regarding this so I thought I'd give it a try (especially since there is no longer a category for this issue).I was diagnosed HIV+ in Jan. '07. I went on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. I am not an expert on anal dysplasia so I forwarded your question to Dr. Anthony Lee, an HIV specialist at the Orlando Immunology Center, who is an expert on this topic. I have paraphrased his comments: Unfortunately... Read more »

Anal dysplasia - getting more frustrated

HIV pos for 3 years. T cells 1900 on HAART therapy. Pos. anal dypasia (severe) first go around, (mild) second, and third was (moderate). The thought of this ever 6 months the rest of my life is getting old. The literature appears very vague to me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting.Combination chemotherapy and radiation is used for invasive anal squamous cell cancer and this approach is not appropriate for management of anal dysplasia (which is a precancerous condition). There are no studies that... Read more »
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Hiv + people

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was wondering if possibly some hiv+ people who read this post could answer a question. What were your symptoms of ARS and how severe were they. Like was it the worst sickness you ever had ie kept you bedridden or were they mild. I think if a... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »

Severity and duration of ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I recently read somewhere that genereally the severity of ARS symptoms has an impact on the duration i.e. a person experiencing severe symptoms will usually experience them for a longer duration than someone experiencing mild symptoms.

Can... Read more »