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Living With Hiv And Cancer

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Get the Facts
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...the cervical pap smear. That test is not able to categorize the exact strain of HPV that women carry. The FDA recently approved a new DNA test that identifies the two HPV strains (types 16, 18) responsible for most cervical cancers. At the moment, the new DNA test, called Cervista HPV 16/18, is not available in doctors' offices, but should start arriving within the next few months. In MSM, a clear relationship has not yet been determined...
Ask the Experts

hiv related cancer

I have read online about certain cancers such as non-Hodgkins lymphoma that hiv-ers are much more prone to than the negative population.It seems that as we live longer we are increasingly killed by hiv-related cancer. As I get older should my...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Many cancers, not just the AIDS defining malignancies(which are typically virus related) are more common in persons with HIV. The biggest risk factors for many cancers are age (except Read more »

hiv and cancers

I was infected very recently, 29 yo male who is healthy otherwise. I am trying to convince myself that as long as I am under good care and show adherence to medications, I will live a long healthy life. However, the more I read the questions on...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...I do indeed. Cancers, both HIV-related, like lymphoma, and non-HIV-related are proteced against by having a higher CD4 count and by taking HIV therapy. Read more »

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 Read more »

Malignant skin cancer; is this AIDS?

My daughter has been diagnosed with malignant skin cancer. More tests are pending. She is worried about AIDS because of a stupid relationship with a promisicious needle user. What are the initial symptoms of AIDS?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...are many forms of malignant skin cancer; some are worse than others. What type does your daughter have? Although some skin cancers are related to HIV/AIDS, most skin cancers are not. If you are (or she is) concerned about HIV infection, then... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Women Living With HIV Skip Pap Test Despite Increased Risk for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

...1, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters reports. Women with HIV have an increased risk for cervical cancer, which the test detects, article states. According to Reuters, "To see if guidelines for annual cervical cancer... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...vaccine protects against two low-risk HPV types that cause 90% of warts and two high-risk HPV types that cause 70% of cervical cancers. Similarly, the FDA has approved this vaccine for males age 9-26 to prevent genital warts. The studies... Read more »
The Body

IAC Day 4: Malignancies and People Living With HIV/AIDS

...meeting, researchers from the United States, France, Canada, and Romania presented findings on the important clinical topic of malignancies that can develop in people with HIV/AIDS. Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute reported... Read more »
Project Inform

Non-AIDS Defining Cancers in People With HIV

... Since the availability of potent HIV therapy, cancers not related to AIDS have become more common than AIDS-defining cancers among people with HIV. This is particularly true of cancers Read more »
Connect With Others

Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
Looks very very promising: Read more »

Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
Looks very very promising: Read more »

AIDS and Cancer

Posted by soimnotalone, 3 Replies
...Is there anyone out there facing AIDS and Cancer? Did you feel like you had to chose between the lesser of 2 evils Read more »

HIV+ brain cancer survivor marathon runner

Posted by richardbpc
...cell ph 516-770-7724 or at or E-mail: HIVers & cancer survivors were running marathons Me, theyre calling me, how can that be. And now the American flag is being raised... Read more »