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Facts About Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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squamous cell carcinoma/AIDS-- why are my blood counts depleted?

I have AIDS, and recently diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma. I am being treated with radiation and chemotherapy. My hemoglobin keeps dropping to around 9, as well as my platlets are nearly depleted. Any reasons for this? cd4=575/viral load...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
What you are describing is very typical. Both chemotherapy and radiation work by killing off cancer cells. Unfortunately neither therapy is a 100% selective. This means that although they kill off cancer cells, they also kill off (to a lesser... Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma / I. from SA

Dear Doctor,I refer to the mails of 24 Nov. when I wrote that I was diagnosed with aquamous cell... Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma- What does this all mean?

what does this mean and what is the prognosis in laymans language??Microscopic exam of the fine... Read more »
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Anal Cancer Still a Risk to HIV-Infected Men Who Have Receptive Anal Intercourse

The incidence of anal squamous cell carcinoma is higher in gay men, presumably because receptive anal intercourse increases exposure to and infection by human papillomavirus (HPV). There are multiple types of HPV. The early changes in the rectal... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Impact of ART on Progression or Regression of Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions

Important results from a French study of 94 HIV positive gay men who were followed prospectively, prior to starting ART, reported a lack of regression of AIN precursor lesions associated with anal cancer and no beneficial association with increased... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Impact of ART on Progression or Regression of Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions

Results from a French study of 94 HIV positive gay men who were followed prospectively, prior to starting ART, reported a lack of regression of AIN precursor lesions associated with anal cancer and no beneficial association with increased CD4 counts... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Hyperlipidemia

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Cholesterol: a waxy, fat-like substance present in every cell in your body. Your liver produces cholesterol from stored carbohydrates and fats. Certain foods provide additional amounts of cholesterol, which may be... Read more »
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have just been told that I have the following type of skin cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I have been positive since 1989 and my counts are good at this time. I would like to hear from anyone out there who has had the same cancer and how they are... Read more »

Exposure Facts

Posted by Anonymous
To whom it may concern:

Infectivity of organisms (HIV included) follow two pathogenic forms: Virus or Bacteria. Antibiotics can be used to kill bacterial organisms in or on your body. They do this by attacking the very organism itself. Overfeeding... Read more »

PCR Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
First off, there are 2 types of PCR tests...RNA and DNA. RNA PCR tests for the free floating virus and in very very FEW cases, like not very many, some people will have undetected RNA loads that cannot be picked up by a PCR RNA test. THIS IS RARE!... Read more »

Get The Facts

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http://www.pplm.org/Facts/hsc_fac/hiv.html

WHAT IT IS:
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HOW IT IS SPREAD:
HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or... Read more »