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How Do You Treat Anal Cancer

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Interferon injections to treat internal warts/prevent anal cancer

Despite a relatively modest CD4 count of 324, I have been able to treat external anal warts very succesfully, eliminating them in only 3 weeks by appying Aldara. However, I have not had any luck what so ever in removing them internally using any of...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...systemic (subcutaneous) interferon for their patients. You might want to consider this if all else fails. Ultimately the best treatment for internal warts may be a vaccine. At least two vaccines are in clinical trials in very limited... Read more »

Anal cancer and chemo/radiation - side effects of both? How do you treat HIV+ patients?

Hi. My partner's brother had surgery four weeks ago to remove a tumour. They couldn't get it all... Read more »

Anal Cancer

I'm 56 y/o & I've been HIV+ for 25 years. In the year 2008, I was diagnosed with "NIA 3, Intense... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...anus, bleeding from the rectum and anus, anal itching, pain or pressure around the anus, and anal sores that do not heal. 5 Cancer of the anus, like that of the cervix, develops slowly, beginning with minor cell changes. For women, a simple... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...infections are more common than cervical HPV infections among HIV-positive women. 8 About 10% of HIV-positive women have pre-cancer of the anus. 9 The rate of anal cancer is seven times higher for HIV-positive women compared with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rare Anal Cancer in National Spotlight

... A recent TV special and other media coverage of actress Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer have placed the rare disease in the national spotlight. Many cases of anal cancer are linked to certain types of the STD human Read more »
Project Inform

Risk for Invasive Anal Cancer High Among HIV-Positive People

...Montreal, Canada, there's more sobering news on a serious HPV-related condition in men who have sex with men (MSM) that can lead to anal cancer. Unlike other diseases that have declined in incidence since the advent of HAART, such as CMV or KS,... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...Weinstein, 55 and infected since 1982, has had a pacemaker installed, has been found to have osteoporosis, and has been treated for anal cancer and medicated for severe depression all in the last year. He also has cognitive deficits. A former... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

IDSA 2007 studies

Posted by sunflower, 4 Replies
DId you read the summaries of the IDSA 2007 studies - two that caught my eye were the prevalance of anal HPV in HIV+ women, more so than vaginal (cervical??) HPV and less likely to decrease. I wrote to the experts to ask what the affect of anal... Read more »