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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Hiv Negative Aids Lymphoma

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The Well Project


...HIV-positive women have a complete gynecological examination, including a Pap smear, when they are first diagnosed or when they first seek prenatal care HIV-positive women have another Pap six months later If both tests are negative, yearly screening is recommended Women who have symptomatic HIV infection or who have had dysplasia in the past should receive a Pap smear every six months A new HPV test is starting to be used in...
Ask the Experts

hiv/non hodkins lymphoma

I will try to keep this message as short as I can in the hopes that someone may actually read to the bottom since it will be lengthy and help me as I need the help more than you know. I have been sick for 8 months. This will get 'graphic' and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation very different from actually having HIV or cancer. Despite your impressively lengthy post, my response will be brief. Your negative HIV test at six moths is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. I see nothing in... 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
...Hodgkin's disease, Kaposi's sarcoma, and many others. ALL these cancers can occur and indeed do occur in patients who are HIV negative. In HIV negative patients, PCNSL is unusual, but not rare, in young patients. IN HIV negative patients,... Read more »

My brother's AIDS-related lymphoma. Will he be okay?

Hi Dr. Dezube I wrote to you not to long ago regarding my brother who has AIDS related lymphoma of the liver. He has finished his 8th session of CHOP. His cancer is still intact tumor has shrunk somewhat but the good news is that he has finally...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...that. It would be good to know what his gallium scan shows (assuming this was done). If his gallium scan after 8 cycles is negative, then this would increase his chances of having the tumor stay in remission. I'm glad he's already feeling... Read more »

T cell lymphoma in HIV+

A good friend was diagnosed as HIV positive 2 months ago during evaluation for swollen groin glands that turned out the be treatable T-cell lymphoma (not felt to be AIDS related). He has not had other symptoms and feels quite well.His two recent CD4...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...T cell lymphomas have been described in HIV+s, although they are uncommon. T cell lymphoma is the hallmark of HTLV-I infection, a virus that is (distantly) related to HIV. Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...participants who were HIV-seropositive were 1,100 times more likely to develop an AIDS-associated illness than those who were HIV-seronegative. These overwhelming odds provide a clarity of association that is unusual in medical research ( MACS... Read more »
The Body PRO

Treatment of AIDS Lymphoma (AIDS-NHL)

...Alexandra Levine at the University of Southern California spoke about her experience with 2 regimens previously used in HIV-negative patients: dexamethasone, ara-c (cytosine arabinoside, also called cytarabine), and cisplatin (DHAP); and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people with HIV. The longer you live with a suppressed immune system, the higher the risk of NHL. It can occur even with a high... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Breaking HIV/AIDS Research From CROI 2007

...People say, "Well, that's not much," but the encouraging thing is that it's actually the same response that has been shown in HIV-negative studies in the past. At least we know that this treatment, Fosamax with supplements of calcium and vitamin... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...went to a ear nose and throat specialist who stated it looked like lymphoma when he looked at my mouth and throat. I've tested negative after the six month period with no further exposures and wondering am I hiv negative with some other problems... Read more »

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. Read more »

going through complete hell

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies go to the Dr's office because I don't want him/her to find me HIV positive.. I would like to know first.. I have tested neg after 5mo, but continue to have body aches, swollen nodes, mild sore throat, and mild fever.. I keep hearing that I... Read more »

My husband has HIV, I'm still waiting to find out

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have been married for three years, and have dated since 1993. I was tested in 1995, 1996 and just a few weeks ago. All are negative. Why him and not me? I have the dubious honour of being from a family of physicians. My mother and sister did... Read more »