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Skin Cancer Caused By Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...Cardiovascular disease: As people age, the risk of heart attack or stroke increases. HIV and HIV drugs may further increase the risk. Cancers: Having HIV increases the risk of some cancers such as KS, lymphoma, cervical, anal, lung, and skin cancers. Bone problems (osteopenia and osteoporosis): Weakened bones can occur with age, especially in women after they stop menstruating. Bone thinning has also been linked to HIV and its treatment. ...
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HIV & skin cancer; Are they related?

I have been HIV for 17 years, and still not on meds. VL around 60,000 for the past 10 years and CD4's around 300 for the past 10 years. 7 years ago, I had a melanoma on my forearm which was removed. This year I had my second one on my cheek. I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Wow! That sure is alot of skin cancer, and of all the major varieties-- melanoma, basal cell, and squamous. The answer to your question as to whether the skin cancers Read more »

HIV and skin cancer-- are there special precautions?

Are there special precautions someone with HIV should take in gaurding against skin cancer, and are there any interactions between HIV drugs and the sun? Thank you.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Every human being, whether HIV positive or negative, should take precautions against skin cancer by avoiding overexposure to the sun-- avoiding the beach at high noon, using sunblockers, caps/hats, and so on. HIV infected Read more »

Sun related skin disorders in HIV+ people.

Diagnosed 20 years ago, I was on Bactrim for 10 yrs before commencing HAART. The long term side effect of the Bactrim is photosensitivity, causing irritating rashes that last for days or weeks after only a short exposure to the sun. This condition...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...aging so it can be challenging to sort out the contribution of either HIV or certain drugs in various patient populations. Skin cancer is a major problem in the US where people like the tan look and so suffer skin damage which can lead to cancer... Read more »

Dry skin on palms and peripheral neuropathy

Hi Keith,hope this message finds you well. I'm a 30 yr old male writing from London.I have been on meds for four months. My first combo of Efavirenz and Kivexa lasted one month and I had to stop Efavirenz due to being spaced out all the time. My doc...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Chickenpox * HIV infection * Nummular eczema (type of Eczema) * Dry skin * Bacterial meningitis * Melanoma * Skin cancer * Q fever * Syphillis * Ichthyosis * Erythema nodosum * Pyoderma gangrenosum I would concur... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...The most common ones are: PCP ( Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...intestines, and lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS is caused by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). In a recent study, men with HHV-8 were nearly 12... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, resulting in a rate of 80 anal cancer cases per 100,000 people. Anal cancer is caused by the same strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer in women. HPV is the most common... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than... Read more »
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what am I too think?

Posted by ConfusedArmyWife
... In 2006, I had an exposure (possible) my ex husband who we will call Bob was put into the hospital with Mono, he also had skin cancer. They told him after about a week in that he had HIV-2 that they believe he got while serving his country a... Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...becomes visible in Haiti Between June 1979 and November 1981, doctors in Haiti diagnose 12 cases of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), a rare skin cancer usually found in older Eastern European men. The cancer is new and puzzling to doctors: No cases had... 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. Read more »

help....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hi everbody my name is john, 25 and need some help,,, i found out i had hiv about 7 months ago and at the same time was told i had genital warts, which at the time did not know what was the hardest to Read more »