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How To Treat Carcinoma When You Are Hiv Positive

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...the anus, like that of the cervix, develops slowly, beginning with minor cell changes. For women, a simple pap smear is used to detect these cell changes in the cervix in their early stages. With regular screening and proper treatment, cervical cancer can be prevented. In fact, since cervical pap smears have become a routine part of women's health care, cervical cancer rates have dropped dramatically, from rates that once resembled...
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treating reflux v. HIV medication

Hello Doctor, greetings from AfricaPositive since 99, now on second regime from Nov.05: Kaletra,Videx EC & 3TC. VL undetectable, last CD4 count 289.My recent problems : non-cardiological pain in the chest, suspected reflux treated by GP with Omez...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Use of buffering drugs like Maalox or H2 blockers should be OK for symptom relief on your current HIV regimen. KH Read more »

Helper T Cell Rebound Following Chemotherapy

I recently completed a course of chemotherapy (2 cycles of Mytomycin C and 5FU) and radiation therapy (6 weeks) to treat squamous cell carcinoma. I have been HIV positive since 1985 and my CD4 levels have always been in the 500-600 range. ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...counts is commonly seen with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Only time will determine whether you will get up to your pretreatment levels. It can take weeks to months to recover counts. I have seen it both ways in my practice. Some patients... Read more »

Anal "carcinoma-in-situ": what's the best treatment for this? Will I need my colon to be taken out?

I am HIV positive and I recently identified a small anal wart. I was diagnosed with HIV while being treated for testicular cancer with an orchiechtomy (removal of the testicle) and radiation therapy. However, the radiation treatment had a severe...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I'm glad to hear that your testicular cancer was successfully treated with surgery and radiation. The first thing to say is that you have "carcinoma-in-situ". This is the stage BEFORE invasive Read more »

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 »
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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...take charge of your health and have the best chance to slow or prevent disease progression. Getting informed about HIV and its treatment will help you make the best of your situation. An important factor in getting good care and treatment is to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...people you might have exposed, without using your name. Employers You may want to tell your employer if your HIV illness or treatments interfere with your job performance. Get a letter from your doctor that explains what you need to do for your... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many... Read more »
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I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

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 »

It'z HIV positive so look 4 the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take... Read more »

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
...that we all know could change our lives if everyone knew. IT could change the way people look at us in society, the way we are treated in our homes, in our workplace. Just like everything changed when we found out about our status. Sometimes i... Read more »