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How To Prevent Lung Cancer When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many women do not believe they are as at risk for heart attacks as men, but they are. Women make up nearly half
Ask the Experts

Atripla post lung cancer

My ex-husband has been HIV+ for over 20 years and basically asymptomatic until this past year. Last Nov. 07 he was diagnosed with aggressive small cell lung cancer (11 cm tumor). He managed to get through aggressive chemotherapy and radiation and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...husband's case would be highly related to the status of the lung cancer which is a scary cancer as you probably have heard. Many HIV+ patient can rebound from a low CD4 count particularly if that is the only major health problem. From your... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...several recent studies support my position by suggesting cigarette smoking does indeed have a greater negative impact on us HIVers than on our neggie counterparts! I'll post below details from some of these studies. In addition I'll repost some... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Saliva is not considered to be an HIV transmission risk unless it contains visible blood. See below.Dr. BobDr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,Nov Read more »

HIV risk and cancer diseases (smoking)

Dear Dr. Conway!My question is very simple but also very interesting on how humans feel the potential risk for something. Both unsafe sex and smoking are very dangerous activities but it seems to me and others that many people fears more to get HIV...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Life is a series of risks that are taken or not by people as a function of the pleasure or benefit of the activity balanced against the risk. With sex, there is clear short term gratification balnced against a low risk of a long-term negative... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

... Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV May Speed Up Aging Monitor Your Overall Health Stigma and the Need for Social Support for Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...death. A normally-functioning immune system plays a role in limiting the occurrence of cancer. Due to immune suppression, HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to several kinds of cancer, three of which lead to an AIDS diagnosis: Kaposi's... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Butt Heads by Nicole Joseph May 10, 2006Smoking is bad for your healththats not news. But the nearly 70% of people with HIV who light up on a regular basis might be interested to know about a new study showing that smoking may also reduce the... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007 Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the Read more »