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How Do You Treat Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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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 after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

I have been HIV+ for the last 17 yrs and have had full blown AIDS for ten yrs.I was treated for... Read more »

Treatment Options for perianal squamous cell carcinoma? (the cancer is on the outside)

Hi -- Great site! I just had surgery for internal anal warts (HPV condyloma)but the biopsy of the... 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 »
HIV i-Base

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

$30,000/Year to Treat One California Prisoner With HIV/AIDS

The California Assembly currently is considering a bill that would allow prisoners to have condoms in their cells. California Health Care Services said that the cost to treat one patient for HIV/AIDS is nearly $30,000 per year, not including the... Read more »
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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 »

AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected... Read more »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HI, my son's father is HIV+ and has HEPc also.. his viral count is undecectable and t-cell count has always been around 400+..he started interferon for the hepc about 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks ago he had blood drawn and his T cell count was under 300..... Read more »