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Living With Hiv And Cancer

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Women Living With HIV/AIDS Encouraged to Be Tested for Anal Cancer

While anal cancer is widely associated with HIV-positive men who have sex with men, a recent study is highlighting how women living with HIV/AIDS are impacted by the disease as well. Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y.,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

Why Screen for Anal Cancer in HIV-Positive Patients? Anal cancer is emerging as a common non-AIDS defining cancer in HIV-positive people. Anal cancer, like cervical cancer, is caused by infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV)... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

A Glass Half Full: Cancer Risk for People Living With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction A Dividing Line: Before and After HAART Apples to Apples AIDS-Defining Cancers The New Frontier: Non-AIDS-Defining Cancers Hodgkin's Lymphoma Oncogenic Viruses The Role of Immune Health Prevention Next... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Living with AIDS and now possibly breast cancer

I had an abnormal mammogram at this point they are not saying that I have breast cancer, I am scheduled to have a biopsy, I am scared and feel like I am in a catch 22 if I get the treatment for cancer will I have to stop the AIDS treatment, and if I...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Breast cancer is a very common cancer in our population; while there are several cancers[ most of these are cancers that involve cells of the immune system] that occur more frequently in individuals with HIV infection there has not been evidence... Read more »

how long an hiv person can live

how long i can live i have hiv sins1987...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Yours is a often asked question and one that is the subject of intense interest. I advise my patients, especially those like you who have lived for many years with HIV, that I expect them to live near-normal life spans,... Read more »


hey Bob, r u like a long term survivor yourself. you have been poz for some time is this because of the new meds or just your excellent genes? can most new diagnosed persons expect to live a long life like 20 years is that norm with the meds today...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I seroconverted to HIV-positive following an occupational exposure in January 1991. So why am I still here when so many others who became virally enhanced around the same time have long since passed on to whatever comes next? Good question. There... Read more »

Nobody will live for ever, even without HIV.

I read the posts of some people that are not even HIV positive and I cant believe they are so worried about this disease. I am positive since 2001, not on meds yet, but I dont thing of death all the time. Yesterday I almost had a car accident on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Spanish-Fly-Guy,Thanks for your insightful comments. I absolutely agree. Now, since we are all only here for a relatively short period of time, any chance you could bump me up to first class??? Just thought I'd ask.Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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I'd rather live their lives

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After looking through all of these posts about "I have this symptom, and this symptom and I think I may have HIV!" I thought that I would go ahead and just say that 99% of you people who are POSITIVE you have HIV do not have it.
Actually if I had... Read more »

Living with HIV not dying from it.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am living with HIV not dying from it. At first people generally think that it is a death sentence when you are Diagnosed with HIV. WEll I thought that was at first too. But just because my immune system isn't working at its maximun doesn't mean... Read more »

I live in rural area, I set up HIV/AIDS chats

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in Owen Sound, Ontario, and there are no local AIDS orgs here!

Please come and chat with me at and please let me know other chat rooms that are monitored as I really hate bashers and trouble makers!

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living with hiv in secretly

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello my fellow hiv positive friends, my name is Diane and ive been hiv positive since 1995, actually that's when i got sick with pcp and ended up in the hospital, and learned i had aids, i was virtually stunned, i was in such denile!, i did not use... Read more »