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Getting Lung Cancer When You're Hiv Positive

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HIV and Aging

Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing Living and Aging With HIV Aging-Related Health Challenges What Else Can You Do? Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV+ Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today theepidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over).While 50 may not...
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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 was only the size of the tip of the little finger. Surgery was performed in which the middle lobe was removed. More was taken out because the surgeons...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Phil, you ask a lot of good questions about the relationship of HIV and lung cancer.Lung cancer does NOT qualify as an "AIDS-defining cancer". What this means is that if your relative is HIV positive and has lung cancer, then he does NOT... Read more »

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 »

Lung Cancer show positive for A,B,C, hepatitus

My husband has lung cancer and had test for HCV. But the other part said (Positive results indicate detection of antibodies to proteins expressed by the structural (HC-34) and Nonstructural (HC-31 and c100-31) regions of the HCV genome. Another...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Concerning the hepatitis C results, your husband was exposed to hepatitis C- the anti-HCV and a supplemental assay was positive. To determine if he still carries the virus, another test to look for the virus itself, HCV RNA, should be performed.The... Read more »

Lung pain and cancer

Dear Doctor, Thanks for your help here. My question: My VL is undetectable, my CD4s are around 250, up from 79 a year ago. I have had a sharp pain in what feels like my right lung for over 6 months. The pain comes and goes, sometimes its in the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Given that your chest x-ray shows some scarring, the next step would probably be to have a chest CT scan. The CT scan might give a better idea of what's going on in your chest. Given that your symptoms have persisted for at least 6 months, I... Read more »
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