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How Long Does Squamous Cell Carcinoma Last

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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 »

Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
I was tested postive in 2003 and when I went in for my frist T-Cell count and Viral Load I was not sure what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get my count every 3 months . My T-Cells would be... Read more »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... 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 »
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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 »

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 / 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- 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 »
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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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Well-Armed Immune Cells Help Long-Term Non-Progressors Contain HIV

To help develop an effective HIV vaccine, researchers are trying to better understand how the immune systems of a small minority of HIV-infected people known as long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) contain the virus naturally. CD8+ T cells, which kill... Read more »