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HIV and Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if anyone out there is struggling with the double whammy of HIV and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I'm trying to connect to share information, etc., or just for general support.

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HIV and Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

Posted by SMARS, 1 Reply
Hello,

Back in October I discovered that my brother was diagnosed with HIV, feel free to review the post with subject "HIV Care US vs. India and Living in the Mid East". In the last two months we have been doing more tests. We've discovered that he... Read more »

HIV/HEP C/ Burkitt's lymphoma/ I WIN ALLTHREE

Posted by AaronK, 1 Reply
Infected at birth during transfusion in 83. Diagnosed in 88. 1997-2000 i was on and off meds-2000-2006 i was off medications. in 2006 i was diagnosed with Hep C, with 7tcells and with 60,000 virus count. after 7 months I was HIV Undetectable. Tcells... Read more »

lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is this condition related only to hiv/aids

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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 »
Ask the Experts

HIV lymphoma viral load CD count

My partner finished chemo for plasmblastic lymphoma stage 4b about 2 months ago. His CAT scan was good and showed absence of previously visible tumours. PET scan to follow shortly. He's doing 'well' energy coming back, eating well....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what the CD4 count was prior to chemotherapy in order to understand the trend. But yes, chemotherapy will usually cause a reduction in CD4 count that can take weeks to months to resolve and get back to where the count was... Read more »

Do you have to have HIV to get lymphoma of the brain?

Do you have to have HIV to get lymphoma of the brain [also known as primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)]? or can you get it without having HIV?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
HIV infections makes patients more susceptible to cancers- these cancers include not just primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL, brain lymphoma), but also systemic lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, Kaposi's sarcoma, and many others.... Read more »

concerning hiv/lymphoma b cell may 22nd

Doctor Holodniy could you post this for the person that wrote hiv/lymphoma b cell.I was diagnosised last April with both hiv and lymphoma.My numbers where CD4 264 VL 5000.I am doing chemotherapy curremtly and Harrt,don't give up.Lymphoma makes...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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HIV and lymphoma......family fearful

My brother-in-law has been diagnosed HIV+ since 1993. As of yesterday he has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. He is currently in Seattle at the University of Washington Medical Center. It seems to have attacked his system very rapidly; 3 weeks ago he...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear caring brother-in-law, As you can imagine lymphoma can be very serious. Often patients do VERY well. It's hard for me to give you an idea of how your brother-in-law will fare without knowing his CD4 count and viral load, and knowing where... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Survival Normalizes to HIV-Negative Rates Despite More Advanced Disease at Diagnosis

High levels of treatment response to chemotherapy for Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) in the HAART era were reported in a combined analysis from five clinics, showing similar rates of event-free and overall survival compared to HIV negative controls. ... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Rates Lower in HAART-Treated Patients

Background Untreated HIV infection confers a huge increase in the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Understanding the extent to which HAART mitigates this risk is of vital importance to HIV-infected persons. Details of This Study Waterson... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HAART Reduces Incidence and Improves Long-Term Prognosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Background It is clear that HIV infection markedly increases the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In the era before the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the more advanced the HIV infection, the greater the increase in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: New Group for HIVers With Lymphoma

A new emotional and practical support group for HIV patients with lymphoma will meet every third Wednesday in San Francisco. The group will help patients cope with the anxiety associated with diagnosis and symptoms; in addition, it will be a forum... Read more »