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Getting Basal Cell Carcinoma When You Have Hiv

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Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just recently had basal cell carcinoma (BCC) removed from my upper back.I read that BCC is more common in people who have HIV and may occur in places not readily recieving sunlight.I was wondering if there is a connection between BCC and HIV....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is a form of skin cancer and is usually related to sun exposure. It is not as dangerous as melanoma. I believe that Basal Cell Cancers are both more frequent and more aggressive in HIV-positive patients than in... Read more »

Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just received a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma on my left arm. The dermatologist assured me... Read more »

Is it Kaposi's sarcoma or Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Wondering if KS may be mistaken for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) when biopsied. I have a lesion on... 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 »

T Cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have consistantly tested negative on several tests over the past two years. However, I keep getting symptoms of hiv and my t cells are lurking around the 400 range. I have more test results comminmg back on feb 4th.

Is there anyone else out there... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected... Read more »

low t cell count

Posted by lis, 2 Replies
i have been + since 86.. full blown in 02.. and on meds since.. i guess that im womdering if my t cells will ever get over 200. i stay at about 180. had pcp in 2002 and am still on meds for that.. seeing my doc in a couple of weeks and am thinking... Read more »