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How To Manage Lung Cancer When You Have Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Lung cancer and HIV

Some claims have been made in Australia that smoking in HIV+ people caused a much increased incidence of lung cancer above smokers without HIV. Do you know of any evidence of this?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...This is indeed correct. Lung cancer is both more prevalent and more aggressive in HIV-infected patients than in non-HIV-infected patients. In both HIV-infected Read more »

HIV and lung cancer? How are they related?

When does HIV become AIDS? A relative of mine was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The tumor... Read more »

Atripla post lung cancer

My ex-husband has been HIV+ for over 20 years and basically asymptomatic until this past year. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Tied to Lung Cancer in Women With HIV

... A new study finds HIV-positive women and those at risk of acquiring the virus are more likely to develop lung cancer compared to women in the general population. While people with HIV have a much higher risk for many cancers, it is not clear Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Lung Cancer in HIV-Positive HAART Users

...higher in people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) than in HIV negative people. One cancer in PHAs that has been the focus of attention is lung cancer. This cancer can arise from exposure to tobacco smoke. Some studies have found higher-than-normal levels of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Diagnosis and Elevated Mortality in an Urban Population With HIV and Lung Cancer: Implications for Patient Care

... Lung cancer is more common in HIV patients than in the general population, observed the authors. They conducted a retrospective analysis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Raises Lung Cancer Risk: Study

... Persons with HIV infection are at higher risk for developing lung cancer, independent of cigarette smoking, a new study found. Dr. Gregory D. Kirk of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...her mommy how long will I live? They have commercials about a child in a car with a smoking parent and that child might get lung cancer. We need deeper emotional commercials to change the worlds thinking and get them to start donating to... Read more »

Liver cancer, heart disease, counts, resistance

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...the HIV- population, so that may explain the correlation as well. Smoking and drinking damage the liver, pancreas, and heart. Lung cancer is more prevalent in the HIV+ population than in the HIV- population, perhaps caused by the higher incidence... Read more »

What's Wrong With Me....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Feeling like crap today and wish I could just run away and play naked for an hour or two! I'm tired of being sick, tired of being poz, tired of being careful, tired of disclosing....sick and tired of no sex!!!! Is this normal or am I finally... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...gone unnoticed in the past. Earlier research blamed cigarettes for weakened immune systemsnot to mention the higher risks of lung cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis in women and impotence in men that affect negatives too. But the new analysis,... Read more »