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Is Squamous Cell Carcinoma Contagious

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...is present in approximately 65% of HIV negative MSM and 95% of MSM who are HIV positive. Although HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) has decreased overall mortality from HIV, it has not reduced the incidence of anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). 4 And, since it is spread through sexual skin-to-skin contact, condom use only partially reduces the risk of transmission. Other factors that increase the risk of anal cancer include a...
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squamous cell carcinoma- What does this all mean?

what does this mean and what is the prognosis in laymans language??Microscopic exam of the fine needle aspiration smears reveals numerous malignant cells, both singly and in aggregates showing hyperchromatic nuclei, some which contain atypical...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...medical mumbo-jumbo actually means something. What you gave me is the pathology report which basically says the patient has squamous cell carcinoma, which is a very common form of cancer. The report says nothing more than that. The prognosis... Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma and HPV

Dear Dr. Dezube, My best friend and I have both survived HIV-related lymphoma. He recently was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma after a fistula was removed from his rectum. The pathology report said this might be HPV-related. He has not seen...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I'm happy to hear that you both survived lymphoma. Anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) is not that unusual in HIV-infected patients. Any HIV-infected patient is at risk of getting this type of cancer if (s)he is Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

I have been HIV+ for the last 17 yrs and have had full blown AIDS for ten yrs.I was treated for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for 4 yrs and it has been in remission for 3 yrs.Now I have developed Squamous Cell Carcinoma as a result of repeated treatments...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Sounds like you've had quite the battles with cancer. I'm glad to hear that you are in remission from the lymphoma.Your first question is easier for me to answer. The proposed treatments of radiation and chemotherapy should have little, if any,... 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
What you are describing is very typical. Both chemotherapy and radiation work by killing off cancer cells. Unfortunately neither therapy is a 100% selective. This means that although they kill off cancer cells, they also kill off (to a lesser... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...lump that can last for a few weeks. Measles, Mumps and Rubella: These are three diseases caused by viruses. They are very contagious and can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...the beginning of the outbreak. This information is presented in a weekly report, called FluView . Is the 2009 H1N1 virus contagious? The 2009 H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. How does the 2009 H1N1 virus... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have just been told that I have the following type of skin cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I have been positive since 1989 and my counts are good at this time. I would like to hear from anyone out there who has had Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »