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Hiv And Radiation Therapy

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HIV Related Parotid Enlargement and Radiation Therapy

Can you please clarify for me when low-dose radiation can be considered as a possible treatment option for swollen parotid glands. Is radiation used only when the swelling is due to multiple cysts? Or, can it be used when the parotids are just...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Usually HIV-related lympho-epithelial enlargement of the parotids will show some some cystic like structures. I would try to contact a radiation Read more »

Chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer? Can HIV positive patients get these therapies?

Are chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer contraindicated in HIV positive patients? Read more »

KS Advice

Hi,I have been on Meds for 2 yrs having developed KS. Some went away others remained. My labs are... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...infections. Additional drugs may be needed to fight these side effects. NHL in the central nervous system is very difficult to treat. Radiation therapy may be used instead of, or in addition to, chemotherapy. ART makes it easier for HIV patients... Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Anal Cancer Treatment Option Overview

...Points There are different types of treatment for patients with anal cancer. Three types of standard treatment are used: Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Surgery Having the human immunodeficiency virus can affect treatment of... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...disappear (remission) Local treatment with cryotherapy or Panretin (alitretinoin gel) if there are only a few isolated lesions Radiation therapy, especially if tumor is bulky and ulcerated Recombinant interferon-alpha Chemotherapy -- used... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary ... Read more »
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Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 1 Reply
...I've read a little about Photopheresis and Ultra-Viole Blood Irradiation (UBI) therapies being performed by M.D.'s across the U.S., Europe, Russia and Germany. It seems that these procedures have been Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Fighting the battle on many different fronts!

Posted by dbport, 4 Replies
...cell). Today, I've been through all the tests and will be starting my treatments next week. They'll consist of 6 weeks of radiation therapy (5 times a week), with chemo infused over the first and last 4 days of that 6 week treatment. I'm still... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »