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How To Treat Lymphoma When You Are Hiv Positive

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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 that can interfere with normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) from where it originates
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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 »

Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma; what should I do now?

Dear Dr DezubeFollowing a biopsy I have been diagnosed with a low-grade B-cell lymphoma of MALT. CT scans have shown the lymphoma is limited to the nasopharynx and neck. I am HIV positive.I believe the presentation is somewhat unusual and would...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...MALT lymphoma stands for mucosal associated lymphoid tissue. It is an unusual type of lymphoma, but certainly not rare. Most commonly it Read more »

T cell lymphoma in HIV+

A good friend was diagnosed as HIV positive 2 months ago during evaluation for swollen groin glands that turned out the be treatable T-cell lymphoma (not felt to be AIDS related). He has not had other symptoms and feels quite well.His two recent CD4...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...T cell lymphomas have been described in HIV+s, although they are uncommon. T cell lymphoma is the hallmark of HTLV-I infection, a virus that Read more »

Lymphoma of the tonsil? Can it be masked by infection?

I have an hypertrophic erythematous palatal tonsil for the past 3 months and of course I am HIV positive since 1988.All my labs are good and a biopsy showed no evidence of lymphoma, but my doc says that the concomitant infection (haemophilus...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Your doctor is indeed correct. Occasionally lymphomas can be masked by an infection. The best thing to do is to have your Haemophilus infection treated. This is easily treated Read more »
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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 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 »
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Treatment of AIDS Lymphoma (AIDS-NHL)

...Several interesting presentations about potential advances in the treatment of AIDS-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were made. This disease has been plagued with a high rate of incomplete responses as well as a high rate of relapse with... Read more »
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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 »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...45.Administration of human immunoglobulin preparations pooled before 1985 10 46.Haemophilia 10, 49 47.Haematologic malignant disorders/lymphoma 43, 53, 9, 48, 13 48.Primary biliary cirrhosis 43, 53, 13, 48 49.Stevens-Johnson syndrome 9, 48,... 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 »