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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...Cells of Undetermined Significance on Anal Cytology" Disease of the Colon and Rectum 51(7), 1130-1136. (2008.) Cichock, Mark, RN, "The Dangers of Anal Cancer -- The Silent Killer in Men with HIV" University of Michigan HIV/AIDS Treatment Program, Dec, 2008. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Cancer-causing virus may increase HIV infection." http://fhcrc.org/about/pubs/center_news/online/2009/05/HIV_study.html . Accessed June...
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poorly-differentiated carcinoma/cancer of unknown primary-- what is it?

What would positive keratin stains and negative S-100 stains indicate in cancer of unknown primary? Biopsy taken from left-neck lymph node.All other tests did not reveal anything.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...or carboplatin).I wish you good luck. Will you be getting chemotherapy. Also I couldn't tell from your note whether you are HIV positive or not. BD. Read more »

Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just recently had basal cell carcinoma (BCC) removed from my upper back.I read that BCC is more common in people who have HIV and may occur in places not readily recieving sunlight.I was wondering if there is a connection between BCC and HIV.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is a form of skin cancer and is usually related to sun exposure. It is not as dangerous as melanoma. I believe that Read more »

Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just received a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma on my left arm. The dermatologist assured me that it is the type of cancer that can easily be removed -- it's a red ugly looking sore -- and I've made an appointment to have it done. I am very...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...are even more common in HIV positive folks. Your dermatologist gave you correct information. The vast majority of basal cell carcinomas can be removed. They are typically NOT life-threatening. If you got one basal cell carcinoma, then it is... 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
...drug may help maintain your red cell count throughout your therapy. So sometimes we use it. Lastly, you do not mention which HIV drugs you are taking. You should know that chemotherapy and radiation therapy are particularly toxic on the blood... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Are Opportunistic Diseases?

...disease that will most often make you sick given the "opportunity" of a damaged or weakened immune system (weakened because of AIDS, various forms of cancer or other causes). Because these illnesses most often appear when the immune system is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

... Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development of effective... Read more »
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HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
...near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention program where I talk to teens about sex and HIV and how to prevent it and how to have better... Read more »

HIV Education and Prevention

Posted by GeorgeMaris
...Education and prevention are the best ways to fight against HIV/AIDS. The stigma and prejudices that are associated with living with HIV need to be broken down. http://hiveducation.spruz.com/ Read more »

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 Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV Read more »