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Lymphoma In Hiv Patients

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...Additional drugs may be needed to fight these side effects. NHL in the central nervous system is very difficult to treat. Radiation therapy may be used instead of, or in addition to, chemotherapy. ART makes it easier for HIV patients to tolerate strong chemotherapy for NHL. As a result, the death rate from NHL has dropped by over 80%. Seventy-four percent of patients recovered from NHL in a study using a new combination of chemotherapy drugs...
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Primary Lymphoma

Hi How often is primary lymphoma seen in HIV patients?Is the patient usually real sick prior to this or can it come on at anytime?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...CNS (central nervous system) lymphoma, and systemic lymphoma. Primary CNS lymphoma is not common and occurs in very advanced HIV (AIDS, with CD4 cells usually less than 50). Systemic lymphoma (meaning it occurs somewhere in the body but not in... Read more »


ask you for opinions and advice. I started Kalectra, Inverase and Fuzeon Shots Dec 16, I received CHOP chemo Dec 22 along with Arnesp and Lunesta shots. (Bone Marrow and WBC) and have been on 100mg for 5 days of predisone. Not sleeping. My body...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...for posting. Chemotherapy can be extremely difficult and very side effect prone. Treatments for lymphoma, especially in HIV patients has become very successful-- I've got several patients who were first diagnosed with AIDS and lymphoma who are... Read more »

Do you have to have HIV to get lymphoma of the brain?

Do you have to have HIV to get lymphoma of the brain [also known as primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)]? or can you get it without having HIV?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...HIV infections makes patients more susceptible to cancers- these cancers include not just primary central nervous system lymphoma Read more »

Lymphoma - Value your opinion; will this lymphoma kill me?

Hello Dr. Dezube, Thank you for the wonderful service you provide on this great web site, it has really helped me over the past few months. Im a 32 yr old male diagnosed HIV+ earlier this year. My initial CD4 count was 84 and 280,000 viral...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...contradictory.What would I do with my patient?? The bottom line is that if you have a diagnosis of lymphoma, then you should be treated. Lymphoma in HIV patients can be VERY aggressive even if your CAT scan and PET scan are normal. If you are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

...occurrence of different AIDS-defining illnesses (ADIs) and chronic HCV infection or HCV-related liver cirrhosis" in a large cohort of HIV-positive persons in Italy. The study subjects were stratified into two groups: patients without HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

...Having a more compromised immune system is the biggest risk factor for both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers in HIV patients, a new study by French researchers finds. Noting that "the relative roles of immunodeficiency, HIV viral load... Read more »
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Rates Lower in HAART-Treated Patients

... Background Untreated HIV infection confers a huge increase in the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Understanding the extent to which HAART mitigates Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Types of Cancer Vary in HIV Patients

... The types of cancers diagnosed among HIV-infected patients have shifted in the era of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, a new study has found. The incidence rates of non-AIDS-defining malignancies Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from Non-AIDS-Related Diseases Have Increased as a Proportion of Deaths of HIV-Infected Persons since the Advent of HAART Atlanta, GA Results: From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »


Posted by TCUstudent, 2 Replies
...I am a nursing student who chose to do a presentation on HIV. If anyone has any free time to answer some questions, or just wants to help me understand your disease process more fully I Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. Read more »