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Getting Lung Cancer When You Have Hiv

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CD4=10, PCP, CMV, collapsed lungs, mouth cancer - life expectancy?

My brother has just been diagnosed with AIDS (he didn't even know he was HIV+, and his CD4 count is already 10), PCP, CMV and avian TB. He is in ICU, and the focus of late has been on trying to heal the tears in his lungs, but today they found...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although the situation appears hopeless, given the advanced AIDS and other ongoing infections, these are all treatable and controllable with HIV medications and antibiotics. The most important thing is getting on HIV treatment and getting the virus... 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 »

Lung cancer and HIV

Some claims have been made in Australia that smoking in HIV+ people caused a much increased... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV as an Independent Risk Factor for Incident Lung Cancer

To determine whether the higher rate of lung cancer seen among HIV patients is due to biological effects of HIV, surveillance bias or excess smoking, the research team compared the incidence of lung cancer between patients with HIV and... 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 of lung cancer diagnoses in HIV patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital between 1986 and 2004 to determine how... Read more »

Study Finds HIV Infection Is an Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer

Simply having HIV is an independent risk factor for lung cancer, according to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The researchers found that having HIV increased the risk of developing lung cancer by about 71%, after... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lung Cancer in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: Role of Smoking, Immunodeficiency and Pulmonary Infection

"Immunodeficiency and AIDS-related pulmonary infections have been suggested as independent causes of lung cancer among HIV-infected persons, in addition to smoking," the authors wrote. The researchers identified 68 lung cancer cases in the Swiss... Read more »
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Getting on with it!!

Posted by Dreamer76, 10 Replies
Hey Guys,

I`m a 32 year old gay male.. out to my family and friends for the past 10 yrs!
Just when everything was going great in my life , career wise etc, and i feel like i`m in my prime i did a routine test only to find out that i`m H.I.V... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been poz almost 9 years (diagnosed 8 years ago) and on meds since May '97 and have always been healthy and asymptomatic. On my quarterly trip to the doctor last week he found that my right axillary lymph node is swollen "a little to big for... Read more »

Lung Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read that lung infections are common in HIV+ people. Is this true as an ARS sypmtom

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Lung Infections from defective bronchoscopes

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone heard of getting a bacteria infection after undergoing a bronchoscopy in a hospital. Any information would be helpful. It seems like it is caused by a defective bronchoscope.

David Shapiro

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