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How To Treat Lymphoma And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

... What Is Lymphoma? How Is NHL Diagnosed? What Causes NHL? How Is NHL Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma
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A new hope? Lymphoma Drug Wakes Up Dormant HIV

A drug approved to treat lymphoma, Zolinza (vorinostat, SAHA) can wake up CD4 cells latently infected with HIV and render them vulnerable to antiretroviral (ARV) medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and...
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
...Perhaps. But more studies will have to be done in HIV infected people to determine whether this is a safe strategy. Read more »

Lymphoma - Value your opinion; will this lymphoma kill me?

Hello Dr. Dezube, Thank you for the wonderful service you provide on this great web site, it has really helped me over the past few months. Im a 32 yr old male diagnosed HIV+ earlier this year. My initial CD4 count was 84 and 280,000 viral...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...(i.e. cancerous) population", yet you write that the ultimate interpretation was "focal involvement by diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ". These two statements are contradictory.What would I do with my patient?? The bottom line is that if you have... Read more »

Combo Therapy-Lymphoma and HIV

I have just been diagnosed with both Burkitt's Lymphoma and HIV. I have just completed the first round of a Hyper-CVAD chemo course as an inpatient and waiting for my numbers to come back up (Plates=15, WBC=0.8, H/H= 8/19) before i go home for a few...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...I agree with the ID consultants that combination therapy is definitely the way to go. You should be treated for HIV and lymphoma concurrently. The immune reconstitution effected by HIV medications can only help with the lymphoma. Just avoid... Read more »

Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for 2 weeks...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
... The person is question needs all the things treated simultaneously. He needs the infections treated with antibiotics, the lymphoma treated with chemotherapy, and this HIV infection treated with HIV drugs. I have had many patients in similar... Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

... Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...infections of the CNS such as: Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML) Some of these conditions may be treatable with drugs,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...seizures and headaches can occur. These symptoms can also occur with other opportunistic infections, including toxoplasmosis, lymphoma, inner ear infections, or cryptococcal meningitis. It is important to rule out these other diseases. PML can be... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Systemic Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Persons with HIV Infection

...emerged as a leading cause of death among patients with AIDS. 1 Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) are the two most prominent AIDS-associated malignancies. Earlier in the AIDS... Read more »
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HIV / Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have gone through two diagnoses within a few months of each other this year: HIV + and Lymphoma (Hodgkins Disease). I have been treated for the HIV since my dx in April, and doing fine so far. I am currently in chemotherapy Read more »

Fighting the battle on many different fronts!

Posted by dbport, 4 Replies
...dated the man who is still my lover of 15 years. What stopped me in my tracks, was when I diagnosed with Stage 4B - Hodgkin's Lymphoma, at the end of 1999. I just was totally unprepared for it, thinking about now having more than one disease. ... Read more »

questions

Posted by TCUstudent, 2 Replies
...I am a nursing student who chose to do a presentation on HIV. If anyone has any free time to answer some questions, or just wants to help me understand your disease process more fully I Read more »

Need Lymphoma Advice?

Posted by JCraig
...Hi all, 2 year+ NHL survivor here. Just to let you know, your local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can hook you up 1 on 1 with a survivor who closely matches your stats. I am a First Connection volunteer and am lucky Read more »