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Hiv And Leukemia

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

If some is infected with Leukemia can they spread the disease through sexual contact? In addition, can a person with leukemia contact HIV?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Leukemia can NOT be spread through sexual contact. Patients with leukemia can contract HIV infection in the same ways that folks without leukemia can contract HIV infection.... Read more »

Is it leukemia or is it HIV??

A friend of mine went to see her GP after a rather extended illness, she was diagnosed with... 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 »

12-Year-Old Boy Receives Cord Blood Transplant in Attempt to Cure His HIV and Leukemia

This past Tuesday, April 23, doctors from the University of Minnesota performed a stem cell transplant on a 12-year-old boy living with both HIV and leukemia, in hopes of curing him of both diseases. Because the donor's CD4 cells contain a mutation... Read more »

Day One With HIV: "Not Leukemia, but Something Far More Shocking"

Harold Scott The day was a crisp, middle-Tennessee, autumn day. I was at work at a local manufacturing company, in my small hometown of less than 1,000 residents. The week prior, I had traveled into Nashville, Tenn., to see an oncologist,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Outlets Examine Case of Man Cured of HIV, Leukemia Through Bone Marrow Transplant

In a special report, Reuters examines the case of Timothy Ray Brown, who was cured of HIV and leukemia after undergoing "a bone marrow transplant using cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation, known as CCR5 delta 32," which researchers knew... Read more »
Project Inform

"Berlin Patient" Continues to Point to an HIV Cure

In 2007, an HIV-positive man from the U.S. faced a leukemia diagnosis while living in Berlin. He underwent a bone marrow transplant to try to cure his leukemia. However, this was also an opportunity for him and his doctors to better control, or even... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 retro virus that... Read more »

Need Lymphoma Advice?

Posted by JCraig
Hi all,

2 year+ NHL survivor here. Just to let you know, your local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can hook you up 1 on 1 with a survivor who closely matches your stats. I am a First Connection volunteer and am lucky enough to talk with HIV+ men with... Read more »

To John and "my story"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm so sorry that you guys are going through such a tough time. I was wondering if either of you have ever tested for Leukemia or other blood disorders? Maybe it's not HIV but something else and because you guys have been obsessed with HIV you... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How possible is it to get HTLV 1 II? Are they considered rare or just as prevelant as HIV?

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