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Hiv Infection 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 »

Did HIV Cause my Leukemia?

One year ago I was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML). Days later I was diagnosed as HIV+. My... Read more »

HIV and acute leukemia; what are the effects of chemotherapy on the virus?

In your Nov 11, 2002 post, you stated: "And lastly, chemotherapy can indeed kill the HIV... Read more »
Articles
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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

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 »
TheBody.com

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 »
National Association of People With AIDS

Reseeding the Immune System -- An Encouraging New Approach to Erase HIV From Infected Individuals

Robert Caldwell, Ph.D.. There's growing excitement about what look like real cures of HIV infection, using donor stem cells to rebuild damaged immune systems -- even though the treatments are too brutal for any but the sickest cancer patients... Read more »
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HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

How INFECTED got infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Did a little looking around and figured it out...He must of had razor burn.........

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q9183.qna

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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 »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »