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Hiv And Pancreatic Cancer

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asymptomatic elevated pancreatic amylase(pancreatitis)

i am puzzled.i am a GP in Zimbabwe and have been helping a close relative with their HIV TREATMENT,now 8 months.She was initially commenced on a combination consisting of 3TC/NVP& d4T with initial cd4+ count of 187,slightly high urea &...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Amylase elevations can be non-specific--in the US we rely more on the lipase levels to evaluate pancreatitis if that is available to you. 3TC can cause pancreatitis is a small % of patients so that is a consideration from what information you... Read more »

HIV and Pancreatitis

I have apparently had pancreatitis for a number of years, just recently diagnosed. Ths pain and... Read more »

Pancreatitis/HEP B/HIV

Should I be concerned about getting pancreatitis again if I had it when i was hospitalized when I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Finds Association Between Hepatitis B and Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer patients are more likely to have been infected with hepatitis B virus than those without the cancer, according to new research. HBV is known to cause liver cancer in some patients, but this is the first time an association has been... Read more »
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Study Finds Association Between Hepatitis B and Pancreatic Cancer

In this New Digest: Summary of study being published October 1, 2008 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , showing that evidence of past hepatitis B infection was twice as prevalent in patients with pancreatic cancer as in healthy people. Quote... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Is No Barrier to Successful Liver Transplant for Cancer Treatment

Research from Italy indicates that HIV infection does not preclude liver transplant as treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is not a predictor of survival rates after transplant. HCC is the most common type of liver cancer and can be... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

People Living With HIV at Higher Risk of Cancers Caused by Smoking or Viruses, but Not All Cancers

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study examining proportions of cancer in HIV-positive individuals caused by smoking, viral infections, and HIV-related immune suppression. Danish researchers compared the... Read more »
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Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

Liver cancer, heart disease, counts, resistance

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Generally, people develop resistance to Sustiva quickly since only one protein needs to mutate in the virus to render the drug ineffective. Monitor your counts closely and ask your doctor for a resistance panel if your counts change for the worse.... 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 »

HIV / Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have gone through two diagnoses within a few months of each other this year: HIV + and Lymphoma (Hodgkins Disease). I have been treated for the HIV since my dx in April, and doing fine so far. I am currently in chemotherapy tx as well for the HD... Read more »