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Hiv Survival With Lymphoma

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AIDS InfoNet


... What Is Lymphoma? How Is NHL Diagnosed? What Causes NHL? How Is NHL Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma
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lymphoma/cancer and being hiv +

Dear Sirs:Thank you for a wonderful site. I have been very curious about the risk being hiv+ people and cancer. Is it more common and what types? Recently, I've known several hiv+ people, most long term non progressors (most not on HAART) many...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...appears to be increased rates of HPV associated tumors (cervical and anal cancer). It is unclear if there is any link bewtween HIV and or treatment and other main forms of cancer (i.e. prostate, colon, lung, breast, skin, liver). The risk for... Read more »

I survived high grade lymphoma; Is it likely to come back?

Dear Doctor, I was diagnosed with high grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, two years ago I received CHOP chemotherapy and radiation. I feel great! Have you seen relapses after two years? Am I likely to have another new lymphoma because of my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...chemotherapy and radiation. This is no small feat. As you get further out from the chemotherapy and radiation, relapse of your lymphoma becomes much less likely. Obviously there are NO guarantees, but after two years relapses are relatively... Read more »

Probability of recurrence, survival rate, Burkitt's Lymphoma

Dear Dr. Dezube,First of all, many thanks for your very informative answers, and what's more your genuine concern and compassion for those of us suffering this disease. I am 37, living in Germany, and was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2000 (CD4s were...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Dear TD from Germany:Burkitt's lymphoma is a particularly aggressive form of lymphoma. This aggressiveness actually makes the lymphoma more susceptible to chemotherapy. Read more »

I don't believe that I will survive my recurrent lymphoma!

Dr Dezube,Do you have any patients that have had 2 reoccurences of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(NHL) within 14 months.I currently am through the 3rd round of chemo. I get a gallium scan next week,my last gallium was negative in July, yet in October I was...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Your query says it all. I'm not sure what I can add. Yes, I've had patients whose lymphomas have recurred despite our valient efforts. Yes, recurrent lymphoma can be hell and to quote my patients "really sucks". I'm Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...most died within 2 years. However, if people with PML start taking strong antiretroviral medications (ARVs) to control their HIV, they can survive much longer. Now only about half of people with HIV and PML die from PML. The "JC" virus causes... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Systemic Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Persons with HIV Infection

...emerged as a leading cause of death among patients with AIDS. 1 Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) are the two most prominent AIDS-associated malignancies. Earlier in the AIDS... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Treatment of AIDS Lymphoma (AIDS-NHL)

...Several interesting presentations about potential advances in the treatment of AIDS-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were made. This disease has been plagued with a high rate of incomplete responses as well as a high rate of relapse with... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

Survival Time

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...AIDS, i.e viral loads greater than 500K, CD4 less than 200 or a history of an AIDS defining condition such as PCP, MAC, CMV, lymphoma, etc. Second, the average describes people who have died in the measurement period, the last 12 months. The... Read more »

25 years HIV+ and life is GREAT!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...really enjoying making a difference. I only wanted to share this to let those of you out there that think being diagnosed with HIV is the beginning of the end that it is NOT! The best advice that I can give are these few things... 1. Keep A... Read more »

Fighting the battle on many different fronts!

Posted by dbport, 4 Replies
...dated the man who is still my lover of 15 years. What stopped me in my tracks, was when I diagnosed with Stage 4B - Hodgkin's Lymphoma, at the end of 1999. I just was totally unprepared for it, thinking about now having more than one disease. ... Read more »