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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have just been told that I have the following type of skin cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I have been positive since 1989 and my counts are good at this time. I would like to hear from anyone out there who has had the same cancer and how they are... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »

white blood cells

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone know if it is possible to show a decrease in white blood cells only a few days after hiv infection, or would this occur later? i know that such a decrease can be a result of several infections--does anyone know what some of the others... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well?

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squamous cell carcinoma- What does this all mean?

what does this mean and what is the prognosis in laymans language??Microscopic exam of the fine needle aspiration smears reveals numerous malignant cells, both singly and in aggregates showing hyperchromatic nuclei, some which contain atypical...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is indeed hard to believe that all the medical mumbo-jumbo actually means something. What you gave me is the pathology report which basically says the patient has squamous cell carcinoma, which is a very common form of cancer. The report says... Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma / I. from SA

Dear Doctor,I refer to the mails of 24 Nov. when I wrote that I was diagnosed with aquamous cell carcinoma after taking out one of the lymph nodes. Yesterday I was scanned on: brain, neck, chest and abdo-pelvic, CT Scans. The results showed no...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am glad we had an open mind, as we are not there yet. There are a few things to say here. I would want to make certain that the original diagnosis is correct and, if so, whether the biopsy itself suggest where the primary lesion might be.... Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma/AIDS-- why are my blood counts depleted?

I have AIDS, and recently diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma. I am being treated with radiation and chemotherapy. My hemoglobin keeps dropping to around 9, as well as my platlets are nearly depleted. Any reasons for this? cd4=575/viral load...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
What you are describing is very typical. Both chemotherapy and radiation work by killing off cancer cells. Unfortunately neither therapy is a 100% selective. This means that although they kill off cancer cells, they also kill off (to a lesser... Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma and HPV

Dear Dr. Dezube, My best friend and I have both survived HIV-related lymphoma. He recently was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma after a fistula was removed from his rectum. The pathology report said this might be HPV-related. He has not seen...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm happy to hear that you both survived lymphoma. Anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) is not that unusual in HIV-infected patients. Any HIV-infected patient is at risk of getting this type of cancer if (s)he is infected by the human... Read more »
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Anal Cancer Still a Risk to HIV-Infected Men Who Have Receptive Anal Intercourse

The incidence of anal squamous cell carcinoma is higher in gay men, presumably because receptive anal intercourse increases exposure to and infection by human papillomavirus (HPV). There are multiple types of HPV. The early changes in the rectal... Read more »
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No Impact of ART on Progression or Regression of Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions

Results from a French study of 94 HIV positive gay men who were followed prospectively, prior to starting ART, reported a lack of regression of AIN precursor lesions associated with anal cancer and no beneficial association with increased CD4 counts... Read more »
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No Impact of ART on Progression or Regression of Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions

Important results from a French study of 94 HIV positive gay men who were followed prospectively, prior to starting ART, reported a lack of regression of AIN precursor lesions associated with anal cancer and no beneficial association with increased... Read more »
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Virginia: Metropolitan Community Church Targets Meth Use and Rising HIV Rates

Two pastors of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), an international Los Angeles-based Christian denomination that welcomes and affirms gays and lesbians, recently joined other community leaders in northern Virginia for a World AIDS Day health... Read more »