Hiv And Leukemia

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HIV vs. leukemia

Dr. Dezube, this may seem like a rather dumb question, in light of that i'll ask anyway. Is there ANY way a doctor could misdiagnose HIV for Leukemia or are they just 2 different animals?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
They are really two different animals. A misdiagnosis would be most unusual. However, occasionally both of the diseases can cause funny looking cells in the blood system. It's not all that unusual for a care provider to call me up on one of... Read more »

Leukemia- is it contagious, can a leukemic get HIV?

If some is infected with Leukemia can they spread the disease through sexual contact? In... Read more »

Did HIV Cause my Leukemia?

One year ago I was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML). Days later I was diagnosed as HIV+. My... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vans Warped Tour Is Auctioning VIP Tickets to Benefit Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research

... The Vans Warped Tour -- a 46-city tour showcasing music and extreme sports, will auction VIP tickets to benefit leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research, it was announced Tuesday in New York. The tickets include on-stage seating; one pair will be... Read more »
The Body

Tentative HIV "Cure" Presents a Guarded Sense of Hope

...antiretroviral Truvada pill ) comes a third development. Scientists in Germany have declared that they have found a potential cure for HIV and leukemia simultaneously. The announcement, originally published in a peer-reviewed journal called ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Doctors Declare "Cure" in HIV Patient

... A new report finds that nearly four years after a bone marrow transplant, a patient with both HIV and leukemia appears to be free of HIV. "Our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient," wrote the investigators, Read more »
The Body

The First Man to Be Cured of AIDS: An Update on the Amazing Story -- This Month in HIV

...patient was the extra step taken when selecting the donor. Normally, when locating a potential donor for a person with or without HIV and leukemia, we would go through the worldwide registry of people who had agreed to donate stem cells or bone... Read more »
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Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
...After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD? Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same... Read more »

raltegravir questions please help me out here

Posted by themushroom, 2 Replies
...I am currently infected with a virus in the HIV family It is called Xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus (XMRV) and is responsible for my HIV like illness and symptoms (chronic oral thrush shingles ect) It is a Read more »

i have dermatofibroma, now i lost hope

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...and back, which according to a bunch of experts in different websites is a lot of times related to people with hiv, lupus or leukemia but the one thing that has me going nuts is that my risk was on may 5th so it hasn't even been three months, so... Read more »

weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i dont burise... Read more »
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