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Hiv Survival With Lymphoma

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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 »

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 »
HIV Coalition (HIVCO)

Surviving and Thriving With AIDS

From the articles "AIDS 201" and "Surviving and Thriving with AIDS," both by Michael Callen. c 1988, People with AIDS Coalition, Inc. reprinted with permission. I have become more convinced, as a result of my own experience with AIDS and from my... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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. I have many patients with Burkitt's, including some who had it in... 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
Congratulations on getting through 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... 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...
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 sure... Read more »

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)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Besides the standard AIDS associated tumors (lymphoma and Kaposi's sarcoma)the 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... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV and Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

Posted by SMARS, 1 Reply

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 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/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 »


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

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