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Hiv And Brain Cancer

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Ask the Experts

HIV+ / brain cancer marathon runner-- Too bad we don't choose our fatal disease

I have been HIV positive for 5.5 years. During that time period my viral load has almost always been undetectable. I never had any opportunistic infections during the past 5.5 years. I recently wrote a book pleading to get AIDS medicine out to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Richard: That's quite a gut-wrenching post. First, I can sympathize with your comments about experiencing more kindness and caring with the diagnosis of cancer, than with AIDS. I have certainly heard this very often from my AIDS patients... Read more »

Brain Cancers in AIDS Infected Patients

Are their any particular kinds of brain cancers that people with AIDS are more prone to? My brother... Read more »

Do you have to have HIV to get lymphoma of the brain?

Do you have to have HIV to get lymphoma of the brain [also known as primary central nervous system... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Activates Biochemical Pathway That Leads to Nerve Cell Destruction in Brain, Study Says

HIV can activate a previously unknown biochemical pathway that leads to nerve cell destruction in the brain, a likely cause of neurological symptoms -- including dementia, seizures, depression and loss of memory and motor skills -- that some... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and the Brain: The Need for More Research and Boosting the Brain

When the AIDS pandemic first appeared in North America, doctors were puzzled by the sight of previously healthy young men who had inexplicably developed one or more life-threatening infections. They quickly established that these infections... Read more »

Ted Kennedy: Leader and Ally

After decades of leadership in American politics, Senator Ted Kennedy succumbed to brain cancer in September of 2009. Throughout his career, Senator Kennedy demonstrated a passion, ability, and dedication to utilizing his privileged position on... Read more »
Housing Works

Charles King Op-Ed: Shock Tactics Won't Stop HIV

Housing Works President and CEO Charles King on why a controversial anti-HIV video featuring rotting brains and decaying bones is bad policy -- and doomed to fail. Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Health unveiled a short... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV+ brain cancer survivor marathon runner

Posted by richardbpc
1247 Mara Court, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509
Contact Richard at 516/432-1254 cell ph 516-770-7724
or at or
HIVers & cancer... Read more »

First HIV+ Runner With Terminal Brain Cancer Has C

Posted by 1247
First HIV+ Runner With Terminal Brain Cancer Has Completed the NYC Marathon

My name is Richard M. Brodsky. I am HIV-positive and have terminal brain cancer, and I completed the November 2, 2003, NYC Marathon in 04:52. My purpose for running the... Read more »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
Link below to copies of MRI brain scans of HIV+ people

Scans show how HIV attacks brain

HIV, which attacks the body's natural defences, also damages the brain, three dimensional medical scans... Read more »

Hiv, Meds and Brain , what does it equal ?

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
Some may recall my posting in the HIV and Getting Older some time ago .Go read it if you haven't . We'll I'm going into the next phase of tests to see what 20 years of meds is possibly doing to the brain . I got another deeper in depth MRI... Read more »