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Melanoma And Hiv

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HIV+ with metastatic melanoma of the lymph system

i'm worried about the lymph nodes in my body as i've had all 27 removed from my right axilla (arm pit) six months ago then went through radiotherap. I've just had one removed from my chest wall and two from my neck. Now in limbo...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Given that HIV is relative common and melanoma is relatively common, it is not unusual for us to see HIV-positive melanoma patients. It is not clear whether the melanoma is related to the HIV. Your oncologist/melanoma expert should treat you as... Read more »

melanoma by HIV infection?

This forum really helps cause there's really few information you can get here in Japan. I was... Read more »

HIV & Malignant Melanoma

Hello and thank you ALL for your contributions to this forum.I'm a 33yo male. In December,... Read more »

What's New at The Body, August 2, 2007

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ICAAC 2007: Key HIV Research on HIV/HAART Complications and HIV Drug Resistance

This is part three of a three-part article. For part one, First-Line Therapy, click here . For part two, Antiretrovirals in Development, click here . Listening and Viewing Options Full Interview and Slides Podcast of Interview ... Read more »
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Cancer Rate for Isentress Similar to Other HIV Meds

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, study data showed that people using the integrase inhibitor Isentress (raltegravir) developed similar rates of cancer as seen among people taking Sustiva or placebo. Cancer rates observed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kaiser Study Finds Higher Cancer Risk for HIV Patients

People with HIV have a higher risk of developing certain cancers than do uninfected individuals -- and the weaker their immune system, the more vulnerable they are to cancer, a large study of Kaiser Permanente members shows. Researchers have long... Read more »
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melanoma and hiv??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read somewhere that HIV patients are more at risk for melanoma. I have 2 moles on my neck that have grown and are discolred. I don't know if it was this way before my last "exposure", or if I just now noticed them. I am going to the doc's... Read more »

Sun exposure & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if exposure to the sun (in my case going to Mexico to the beach with family for a week) can be bad for HIV positive people. Will/can sun exposure cause HIV to replicate? (forget about melanoma, and all that) I just want to sit at... Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen
Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Lemonnier and Jay A. Berzofsky2,*
* Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research... Read more »

How bad is.........

Posted by franfrog, 6 Replies
I know certain people react certain ways to different things but how bad is the sun for HIV? Does it have anything to do with it? What about tanning? Will this affect the HIV in anyway? I am as white as a ghost. My husband is Irish and I am... Read more »