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Lymphoma In Hiv Positive People

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Lymphoma

What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people...
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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 with CMV and HIV

A family member was recently diagnosed with EBV,CMV,Lymphoma and HIV, He has been negative for HIV until just recently. My question is can the other diagnoses cause him to seroconvert so quickly? And could the other diagnoses hidden the positive HIV?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Lymphoma, HIV, CMV, and EBV are alot of diseases to be hit with all at once. You don't mention his CD4 count, but I imagine that it must be quite low. CMV usually doesn't affect patients until the CD4 count is below 50. If his/her CD4... 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
Thanks for your post.While enlarged lymph nodes can be a symptom of lymphoma (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... Read more »

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: Chemo & Rituxan; Epstein-Barr Virus in my tumor.

Dr. Dezube,Thank you so much for answering my first question(posted August 29,2002),you have helped me so much. Im here to fill you in on my ongoing journey and once again ask your opinion. As you may remember I was contemplating the Chemo question...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Chemotherapy is not one of those things which life prepares you for. Rather the need for it often comes when you least expect it. I believe you have made the right choice. And you should do well. CHOP + rituxan is the right choice. I wish you... Read more »
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lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is this condition related only to hiv/aids

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