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Getting Cancer When You Have Hiv

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...the cervical pap smear. That test is not able to categorize the exact strain of HPV that women carry. The FDA recently approved a new DNA test that identifies the two HPV strains (types 16, 18) responsible for most cervical cancers. At the moment, the new DNA test, called Cervista HPV 16/18, is not available in doctors' offices, but should start arriving within the next few months. In MSM, a clear relationship has not yet been determined...
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hiv and cancers

I was infected very recently, 29 yo male who is healthy otherwise. I am trying to convince myself that as long as I am under good care and show adherence to medications, I will live a long healthy life. However, the more I read the questions on...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...I do indeed. Cancers, both HIV-related, like lymphoma, and non-HIV-related are proteced against by having a higher CD4 count and by taking HIV therapy. Read more »

salivary gland cancer and hiv/aids

how common is salivary gland cancer in the hiv/aids community.i recently had surgery to remove what i/the surgeon thought to be a small cyst just below my ear.imagine my surprise when i find he'd removed a plugged salivary gland.i won't even begin...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I'm not clear from your question as to whether or not you've been diagnosed with cancer. You say the "labs came back negative". If you don't have cancer (and only a pathologist can say for sure), then there is no Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer.

Can breast cancer lead to HIV/AIDS or have anything to do with HIV/AIDS?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Breast cancer and HIV/AIDS are pretty much unrelated. Breast cancer does not lead to HIV, and HIV does not lead to breast cancer. A very Read more »

Malignant skin cancer; is this AIDS?

My daughter has been diagnosed with malignant skin cancer. More tests are pending. She is worried about AIDS because of a stupid relationship with a promisicious needle user. What are the initial symptoms of AIDS?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...are many forms of malignant skin cancer; some are worse than others. What type does your daughter have? Although some skin cancers are related to HIV/AIDS, most skin cancers are not. If you are (or she is) concerned about HIV infection, then... Read more »
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IAC Day 4: Malignancies and People Living With HIV/AIDS

...meeting, researchers from the United States, France, Canada, and Romania presented findings on the important clinical topic of malignancies that can develop in people with HIV/AIDS. Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute reported... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer Surge Overwhelming AIDS Crisis in Botswana

...who work in four shifts. The department has no radiotherapy unit, relying on the nearby Gabarone private hospital. "There are cancers that are as a result of HIV and others that become more aggressive because of HIV," von Paleske said, adding... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

... At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization Says Deaths From Cancer, Heart Disease, Road Crashes to Soar While HIV/AIDS Deaths to Decline Near 2030

...the next 20 years as the developing world's populations becomes wealthier and live longer. Mortality rates from heart disease, cancer, and road crashes will make up 30 percent of deaths worldwide by 2030, WHO said. Meanwhile, deaths from factors... Read more »
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

AIDS and Cancer

Posted by soimnotalone, 3 Replies
...Is there anyone out there facing AIDS and Cancer? Did you feel like you had to chose between the lesser of 2 evils Read more »

Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...on the net is more worrisome for some reason than having a set of nodes or systemic swelling). I'm terrified, with all the cancers HIVer's are getting, that this is cancer (especially non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). Does anyone have any similar... Read more »