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Lung Cancer And Aids

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HIV and lung cancer? How are they related?

When does HIV become AIDS? A relative of mine was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The tumor was only the size of the tip of the little finger. Surgery was performed in which the middle lobe was removed. More was taken out because the surgeons...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Phil, you ask a lot of good questions about the relationship of HIV and lung cancer.Lung cancer does NOT qualify as an "AIDS-defining cancer". What this means is that if your relative is HIV positive and has Read more »

Lung cancer and HIV

Some claims have been made in Australia that smoking in HIV+ people caused a much increased... Read more »

Atripla post lung cancer

My ex-husband has been HIV+ for over 20 years and basically asymptomatic until this past year. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Tied to Lung Cancer in Women With HIV

... A new study finds HIV-positive women and those at risk of acquiring the virus are more likely to develop lung cancer compared to women in the general population. While people with HIV have a much higher risk for many cancers, it is not clear Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Lung Cancer in HIV-Positive HAART Users

...higher in people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) than in HIV negative people. One cancer in PHAs that has been the focus of attention is lung cancer. This cancer can arise from exposure to tobacco smoke. Some studies have found higher-than-normal levels of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Raises Lung Cancer Risk: Study

... Persons with HIV infection are at higher risk for developing lung cancer, independent of cigarette smoking, a new study found. Dr. Gregory D. Kirk of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Diagnosis and Elevated Mortality in an Urban Population With HIV and Lung Cancer: Implications for Patient Care

... Lung cancer is more common in HIV patients than in the general population, observed the authors. They conducted a retrospective analysis Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...her mommy how long will I live? They have commercials about a child in a car with a smoking parent and that child might get lung cancer. We need deeper emotional commercials to change the worlds thinking and get them to start donating to... Read more »

Hi everyone! Just checking in -

Posted by ai77, 1 Reply
...the disease all while being unemployed and uninsured. Plus my uncle being diagnosed with colon cancer, grandpa diagnosed with lung cancer and dad being unemployed himself). But I'm still here. Going through all that stuff made me realize just... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...gone unnoticed in the past. Earlier research blamed cigarettes for weakened immune systemsnot to mention the higher risks of lung cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis in women and impotence in men that affect negatives too. But the new analysis,... Read more »

mistakes made by myself

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...test 5th july again.... GOD!! please help me,i don't know how to live anymore because in my country, lots of people against hiv and no one to talk to.... Read more »