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Getting Lung Cancer When You Have Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Lung cancer and HIV

Some claims have been made in Australia that smoking in HIV+ people caused a much increased incidence of lung cancer above smokers without HIV. Do you know of any evidence of this?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...This is indeed correct. Lung cancer is both more prevalent and more aggressive in HIV-infected patients than in non-HIV-infected patients. In both HIV-infected Read more »

HIV and lung cancer? How are they related?

When does HIV become AIDS? A relative of mine was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The tumor... Read more »

Atripla post lung cancer

My ex-husband has been HIV+ for over 20 years and basically asymptomatic until this past year. ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Tied to Lung Cancer in Women With HIV

... A new study finds HIV-positive women and those at risk of acquiring the virus are more likely to develop lung cancer compared to women in the general population. While people with HIV have a much higher risk for many cancers, it is not clear Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Lung Cancer in HIV-Positive HAART Users

...higher in people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) than in HIV negative people. One cancer in PHAs that has been the focus of attention is lung cancer. This cancer can arise from exposure to tobacco smoke. Some studies have found higher-than-normal levels of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Diagnosis and Elevated Mortality in an Urban Population With HIV and Lung Cancer: Implications for Patient Care

... Lung cancer is more common in HIV patients than in the general population, observed the authors. They conducted a retrospective analysis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Raises Lung Cancer Risk: Study

... Persons with HIV infection are at higher risk for developing lung cancer, independent of cigarette smoking, a new study found. Dr. Gregory D. Kirk of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...her mommy how long will I live? They have commercials about a child in a car with a smoking parent and that child might get lung cancer. We need deeper emotional commercials to change the worlds thinking and get them to start donating to... Read more »

Hi everyone! Just checking in -

Posted by ai77, 1 Reply
...the disease all while being unemployed and uninsured. Plus my uncle being diagnosed with colon cancer, grandpa diagnosed with lung cancer and dad being unemployed himself). But I'm still here. Going through all that stuff made me realize just... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why are people SO scared of HIV? Soooooo scared that they get sick for weeks, months, even years suffering stress&anxiety symptoms??? HIV fear does not relate Read more »