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How To Prevent Nhl When You Have Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

... What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in...
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HIV and Follicular NHL

My brother is 37 HIV positive now for 12yrs. He survived 3 1/2 years ago stage IV Hodgkins Disease after agressive ABVD chemotherapy. He has now been diagnosed with tumors in his mediastinum, Iliac, he has one pressing on his trachea and also has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are back, if you and your brother remain confused or concerned about treatment options, getting a second opinion from another AIDS oncologist (perhaps at a major medical research center) would be in order. My brother was diagnosed with stage IV... Read more »

lymphoma, acyclovir and HAART

Do you recommend high-dose acyclovir as a potential way to prevent NHL in HIV+ patients? Does it matter whether there has been an AIDS diagnosis or whether they are on therapy? Thanks.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...taking high dose acyclovir. I would need to see more studies before issuing such a recommendation. The best way to prevent HIV-lymphoma in my opinion is to take HAART therapy along the current HIV-treatment guidelines (CD4<350 or high viral... Read more »

Do people without HIV, but with NHL have low CD4's? Timing of diagnosis

Dr Dezube,thank you for your valuable time helping people with HIV/AIDS.You certainly have a place in heaven.My question is this my friend was diagnosed with Advanced NHL last year.Still doing chemotherapy.Was diagnosised with AIDS April 2000 ,after...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...lymphoma patient to get a different diagnosis to start out with.2) Can you have a low CD4 count if you have lymphoma without HIV?- Yes. Cancer can cause immunosuppression and as a result can lower CD4 counts, but typically cancer does not lower... Read more »

HIV & NHL

I'm a 50 yo man VIH positive since 1992, cd4=970 VL=<0. My treatment is: Emtriva 200mg qid, Norvir 100mg bid, Lexiva 700mg bid, Viread 300mg qid. In 2001 I got NHL cd4=900 VL= <0 and was treated with CHOP, m-BACOD and Rituxan, my type of NHL was...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...quite interesting:Powles T, Thirlwell C, Nelson M, Bower M. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome mimicking relapse of AIDS related lymphoma in patients with HIV 1 infection. Leuk Lymphoma. 2003 Aug;44(8):1417-9.It presents 3 cases of... Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

...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 sarcoma, certain types of lymphoma, and cervical cancer. Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) KS was... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; 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 »

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 »

U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
...U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV /AIDS Prevention The United States government would have the world believe it has been a major contributor in the fight against AIDS Read more »