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Does Having Lymphoma Mean I Have Hiv

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What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people...
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Do you have AIDS if you have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and HIV?

I recently read your definition of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma on your website and it said about HIV and AIDS. Does this mean that anyone suffering from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma has HIV or AIDS?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There are four AIDS-defining cancer. This means that if a person has any of these four cancers and has HIV infection, then by definition the person has AIDS. The four AIDS-defining cancers are the following:Systemic non-Hodgkin's... Read more »

Lymphoma and HIV

I am 22 years old. My CD4 count was 43 and my load was around 500,000. The started me on HIV meds after determining I had MAC. After ten days I began high fevers. They now think I may have lymphoma but not sure yet. They stopped my HIV meds....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If the presumed diagnosis of lymphoma is based on the fact that you are having high fevers and have swollen lymph nodes, then make sure your doctor makes a tissue-based diagnosis (based on a biopsy). People with advanced HIV disease and MAC who... Read more »

hiv/non hodkins lymphoma

I will try to keep this message as short as I can in the hopes that someone may actually read to the bottom since it will be lengthy and help me as I need the help more than you know. I have been sick for 8 months. This will get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually I did read through your entire tome. First off, congratulations on winning our Train Wreck of the Month Award. I don't mean to make light of your situation but dearie 15 years of depression/anxiety, getting drugged and raped, a... Read more »

Lymphoma or HIV?!

Hi BruceNot a while ago you answered a question of mine, I would really appreciate if you could answer this one too since I think I'm getting lost.OK, I'll try to make it short... about 10 months ago I had an unprotected oral sex with a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If your HIV test is negative, then I would believe it. I doubt your lymph node is due to just thrush. Most lymph nodes can be safely watched over the course of a month. I am most worried about lymph nodes that progress over time, are associated... Read more »
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HIV and Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if anyone out there is struggling with the double whammy of HIV and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I'm trying to connect to share information, etc., or just for general support.

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HIV and Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

Posted by SMARS, 1 Reply

Back in October I discovered that my brother was diagnosed with HIV, feel free to review the post with subject "HIV Care US vs. India and Living in the Mid East". In the last two months we have been doing more tests. We've discovered that he... Read more »

HIV/HEP C/ Burkitt's lymphoma/ I WIN ALLTHREE

Posted by AaronK, 1 Reply
Infected at birth during transfusion in 83. Diagnosed in 88. 1997-2000 i was on and off meds-2000-2006 i was off medications. in 2006 i was diagnosed with Hep C, with 7tcells and with 60,000 virus count. after 7 months I was HIV Undetectable. Tcells... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is this condition related only to hiv/aids

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