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Inflamed Tissues And Hiv

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Could my lungs be inflammed from chemotherapy? from Ziagen? I have lymphoma

I have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had a Bronchoscopy and the lavage came back negative for bacteria and for PCP. This is good news. They found my lung tissue to be very inflammed, and my doctor believes because I always get the symptoms cough...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Sorry to hear that you had a bronchoscopy and that you still don't have a definitive answer as to what's causing your lung problems. This indeed does happen. It sounds like you've seen a pulmonologist (lung doctor); this is good. It... Read more »

HIV+ with inflamed skin inside right nose persistent minor bleeding

Hi I was recently diagnosed hiv positive. contracted HIV in February with Seroconversion in late... Read more »

Vocal chord inflamation the result of HIV?

Hi Doctor Bob -- I was very intrigued by your recent article on inflammation. I'm an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Steroid Can Restore Body Tissue in HIV-Positive People, Study Says

The oral anabolic steroid oxandrolone is effective in restoring muscle and fat tissue that many HIV-positive people lose, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nucleic Acid Testing Could Help Detect HIV, Hepatitis C in Tissue Donations, Study Says

Nucleic acid testing could help detect HIV, hepatitis C and other viruses in donated human tissue, according to a study published in the Aug. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. NAT, which was... Read more »
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HIV May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Los Angeles Times Examines Research Surrounding Long-Term Effects of HIV on Brain Tissue

November 8, 2005

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined research into the long-term effects of HIV on brain tissue (Brink, Los Angeles Times, 11/7). A study... Read more »

HAART in Blood vs. Tissue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Medscape, a physician Web site, published this month a study on "HIV" detection in blood vs. tissue. This highly technical paper basically says in patients taking HAART with no detectable viral load, they found plenty of HIV DNA and RNA in rectal... Read more »

Used tissue.

Posted by worriedwoman, 1 Reply
I went to the bathroom (number one and two) yesterday in a public toilet.There was no toilet roll or paper towels anywhere and I needed to wipe.Was desperate so I used a bit of toilet roll that was in the top of the bin next to me to clean both... Read more »

Lymph tissue on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I've tested negative on the antibody test several times after the 6 month time period. But I have raised possibly called lymph tissue approx. 5 raised pink looking things near the back of my tongue for approx. 1yr and half. Are these a sign of... Read more »