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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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HIV and rheumatoid arthritis

I am a 55 yr female who was diagnosed with AIDS 18 months ago. Thanks to Atripla my CD4 is now 321 and VL undetectable with 17% (I started at CD4 183, 89,000 VL and 7%). I also have rheumatoid arthritis. I had to go off Methotrexate and Humira and...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...The main issue about anti-TNF drugs in HIV is the risk of tuberculosis (TB) that has been reported with these drugs. With methotrexate and prednisolone it is much more Read more »

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 »

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 »

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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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 »
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; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is 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 »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+... 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 »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...Montagnier what convinced him that AIDS is caused by a virus. Montagnier answered that over the years apparently an effective treatment has been developed, and this was proof enough for HIV leading to AIDS. In other words, the virologists have no... Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the same cancer and how they are doing. I have been looking at the internet about this cancer and it looks OK if you are not HIV+. What I want to know is how do HIV positive people with this type of cancer do in the long term. Read more »

ARS Questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would be grateful for any responses: 1. My ARS symptoms came on with my first night sweat on the evening of day 4 as well as some excessive sweating on day 3. Had a low grade fever (99.5) by morning of day 5. Does this seem typical? 2. My ARS... Read more »