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poorly-differentiated carcinoma/cancer of unknown primary-- what is it?

What would positive keratin stains and negative S-100 stains indicate in cancer of unknown primary? Biopsy taken from left-neck lymph node.All other tests did not reveal anything....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Cancer of unknown primary (CUP), a long name indeed. CUP basically means that you have been diagnosed with a cancer, yet no one know where it originated from. To help answer this question, pathologists do special stains on the tumor. Keratin and... Read more »

What percentage of immune system differentiates between HIV and AIDS

I have heard that if the immune system is 20% or lower, then a person with HIV is considered to... Read more »

Differentiating between depression and HIV related fatigue

I am a caregiver and friend to an HIV + man who is three years post diagnosis. He has also suffered... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

Table of Contents Introduction Screening for Somatic Symptoms Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Insomnia Assessment and Diagnosis Management Nonpharmacologic Treatment Pharmacologic Treatment Pain Assessment and Diagnosis ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study IDs Protein That Helps HIV

US scientists have identified a protein HIV uses to attach itself to chromosomes, presenting a possible target for new HIV drugs. HIV enters a chromosome using the integrase protein, said Dr. Eric Poeschla, who led the Mayo Clinic researchers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Burden of HIV Infection Among Aboriginal Injection Drug Users in Vancouver, British Columbia

In the current study, the authors sought to assess whether there were differential rates of HIV incidence among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal injection drug users (IDUs) via data from two prospective cohort studies of IDUs in Vancouver, British... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Place Matters: Multilevel Investigation of HIV Distribution in Tanzania

The study's aim was to examine the extent to which the differential distribution of individual correlates and risk factors affected regional and neighborhood distribution of HIV in Tanzania. The researchers examined data from the nationally... Read more »
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Protein in Tears???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tuesday March 16 on the Discovery Channel there was a news brief saying that scientists had discovered a protein in human tears and saliva that was deadldy to the AIDS virus and that it would be a significant force in new treatments.

Since then i... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: " attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »