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Lymphoma In Hiv Positive People

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The Well Project

Cancers

...D.T. (2003). AIDS-related malignancies. Annual Review of Medicine 54:285. United States Public Health Service & Infectious Diseases Society of America. (2001). Guidelines for the prevention of opportunistic infections in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus : Retrieved July 2003 from http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/op_infections/OI_112801.html .
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A new hope? Lymphoma Drug Wakes Up Dormant HIV

A drug approved to treat lymphoma, Zolinza (vorinostat, SAHA) can wake up CD4 cells latently infected with HIV and render them vulnerable to antiretroviral (ARV) medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Perhaps. But more studies will have to be done in HIV infected people to determine whether this is a safe strategy. Read more »

Lymphoma or Ludicrous

Hi Drs.,I was exposed to HIV 5 months ago. During my first set of labs, I had a vl of over a million and Cd4 of 266. I have been on sustiva/truvada for two months now and my last labs indicated a vl of undetectable and cd4 of 539. My question is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(especially those nodes that are especially large and non-tender), the are also not an uncommon finding among otherwise healthy persons with HIV, even those who are on successful treatment regimens. I'd be quite surprised based on your symptoms... Read more »

Do people with HIV also get cancer?

I am HIV positive and have found some lumps in my breast. The doctors have taken one of them out but are waiting to take the others out till they know more about what is causing them. I have heard that prople with HIV also get cancer. Is this true?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Although certain cancers (such as lymphomas, Kaposi's sarcoma, anal and cervical cancer) occur more frequently in the setting of HIV infection, there is no general predisposition to cancer associated with HIV/AIDS. Specifically, there is no... Read more »

Do you have AIDS if you have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and HIV?

I recently read your definition of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma on your website and it said about HIV and AIDS. Does this mean that anyone suffering from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma has HIV or AIDS?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...There are four AIDS-defining cancer. This means that if a person has any of these four cancers and has HIV infection, then by definition the person has AIDS. The four AIDS-defining cancers Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Systemic Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Persons with HIV Infection

...The management and therapy of patients with HIV infection has improved in the past few years as a result of major advances in antiretroviral therapy. However, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people with HIV. The longer you live with a suppressed immune system, the higher the risk of NHL. It can occur even with a high... Read more »
The Body

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

...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 that the rates of so-called "AIDS-defining... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

... Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV May Speed Up Aging Monitor Your Overall Health Stigma and the Need for Social Support for Read more »
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lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is this condition related only to hiv/aids Read more »

What is PML???

Posted by corkeesdad
...majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus JC, which is known as the JC virus, and it normally lays dormant until a person's immune system becomes weakened. This disease can occur in organ transplant patients, people undergoing chronic... Read more »

What is PML????

Posted by corkeesdad
...certain cancers, such as Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, and sarcoidosis. PML Disease most commonly occurs in individuals that are HIV positive. This disease affects the central nervous system and brain, often causing a misdiagnosis. The symptoms... Read more »

PML...What is it???? Your new book trailer has b

Posted by corkeesdad
...majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus JC, which is known as the JC virus, and it normally lays dormant until a person's immune system becomes weakened. This disease can occur in organ transplant patients, people undergoing chronic... Read more »