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How To Treat Lymphoma When You Are Hiv Positive

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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 people...
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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 »

New diagnosis of lymphoma; How should I be treated?; What about naturopathic regimen?

I was diagnosed yesterday with B-cell lymohoma in AIDS that appears to be in Stage 1. I noticed a lump under my right arm, which has since doubled in size. I have no other symptoms (night sweats, etc). I tested HIV+ 3 years ago. I am on no...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Getting a cancer diagnosis is always difficult, no matter what the setting is. AIDS related lymphoma is VERY treatable. With you relatively high CD4 count and relatively low viral load, you should do okay. Without knowing many of the specifics of... 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 is (distantly) related to HIV. So I wouldn't be so quick to say that your friend does not have... Read more »

Possible Lymphoma? Is it possible to remain lymphoma free once one is in remission?

I am very worried for my partner of 20 years. He is 43 years old now. I brought him to the hospital with very high fever and a headache -- no other symptoms. In the emergency room they isolated him immediately with suspicion of meningitis; the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If your partner's lymphoma was in 1994, it would be most extraordinary for that same lymphoma to come back after 8 years! However, he, as well as any HIV-infected patient, can develop a totally new HIV-related lymphoma. If he were to develop... Read more »
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HIV and Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

Posted by SMARS, 1 Reply
Hello,

Back in October I discovered that my brother was diagnosed with HIV, feel free to review the post with subject "HIV Care US vs. India and Living in the Mid East". In the last two months we have been doing more tests. We've discovered that he... Read more »

SEEKING FERTILITY DOCS WHO TREAT POSITIVE COUPLES!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello Friends,

My husband and I are both positive and have been researching having a baby for 2 years. We are both healthy with undetectable viral loads and high cd4 counts and we are well aware of the risks. I know under the Americans With... Read more »

lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is this condition related only to hiv/aids

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CNS Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know the symptoms of this condition? Can it just be a headache or would it definitely include confusion, disorientation, paralysis, seizures, etc. Can this condition be the first sign that one is positive if they've never tested? Is... Read more »