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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 oncologist in your region who has some experience with the technique in HIV+ persons and ask their... 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 »

radiation therapy for parotid swelling

i noticed swelling of my parotid glands several years ago, for some reason this year they became... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Promise of Genetic Therapy for HIV

As early as 1988, researchers published their ideas about using genetic therapy to try to cure HIV infection. However, it is only in the last several years that diverse approaches to genetic therapy are being pursued. The VIRxSYS Corporation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Effectiveness of Bone Marrow Transplant in Suppressing HIV Creates Hope for Gene-Therapy Strategies in Treating Virus, Wall Street Journal Reports

The Wall Street Journal on Friday examined the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. The procedure -- performed by German... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Metabolic Complications of HIV Therapy

Introduction HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Insulin Resistance Dyslipidemia Hyperlactatemia and Lactic Acidosis Bone Disease References Introduction The use of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in tremendous... Read more »
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Body Positive Mental Health Roundtable

(clockwise from top left) Ray Smith, Liz Hirky, Bob Remien, Joyce Hunter, Michael Dentato, Dominic Carbone, Sheri Kirshenbaum On Friday, September 8, an exceptional group of psychologists and social workers gathered to share their thoughts... Read more »
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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 comments on this hope. Read more »

Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 2 Replies
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 done for quite some time, but fell out of... Read more »

New HIV therapy shows promise

Posted by losing_it, 1 Reply
Saw this on cnn today.....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers may finally be on track to fight the AIDS virus by blocking a long-elusive target, an HIV enzyme called integrase. An experimental drug that inhibits the enzyme helped to keep the infection in... Read more »

presenter.trainer, massage therapy consultant

Posted by jackigethner
since 1988 have presented and worked with HIV/AIDS from prevention to pallitive care . have 501c3.agencies,targeted groups,conferences,retreats with cont.ed possibilities. http://home.earthlink.net/~jackigethner Read more »