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Squamous Cell Carcinoma At What Stage Of HIV

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...is present in approximately 65% of HIV negative MSM and 95% of MSM who are HIV positive. Although HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) has decreased overall mortality from HIV, it has not reduced the incidence of anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). 4 And, since it is spread through sexual skin-to-skin contact, condom use only partially reduces the risk of transmission. Other factors that increase the risk of anal cancer include a...
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Squamous Cell Cancer Diagnosis Today

My partner of 5 years who has been HIV positive for 20 years was diagnosed today with "Squamous Cell Cancer". We are extremely confused right now. The Dr. is check his abdomen, colon, stomach areas because in his stomach he is experiencing pain. ...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...prone to cancerous changes. Squamos cell carcinoma is also a common form of skin cancer.The first issue with a cancer is to stage it...assess whether it is localised, invasive or has spread to lymph gland or other organs. This will done by a... Read more »

Is my rectal tumor from my spouses extramarital affair?

I am a woman who had a stage 3 rectal tumor which was diagnosed as squamous cell CA. The surgeon thought this tumor had begun growing about 15 months prior to the surgery, just a few months after I learned my spouse had had a recent extramarital...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...first thing I need to know if do you have rectal cancer, which is almost always adenocarcinoma; or anal cancer, which is always squamous cell carcinoma. They are treated so very differently that it is heard for me to advise you. You mention... Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma/AIDS-- why are my blood counts depleted?

I have AIDS, and recently diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma. I am being treated with radiation and chemotherapy. My hemoglobin keeps dropping to around 9, as well as my platlets are nearly depleted. Any reasons for this? cd4=575/viral load...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...drug may help maintain your red cell count throughout your therapy. So sometimes we use it. Lastly, you do not mention which HIV drugs you are taking. You should know that chemotherapy and radiation therapy are particularly toxic on the blood... Read more »

Meds and Cancer

Gentlemen: I am a 50 y.o. male, in what I thought was good health. Diagnosed with HIV last October, I have been on Sustiva and Truvada since January. My viral load has been undetectable since February (high was 286,000 in November); my CD-4 count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...YOur HIV meds are fairly bone marrow friendly (that is a major issue for some HIV drugs like AZT) and generally could be continued during Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...is representative of the experience of many people with HIV. The time that it takes for each individual to go through these stages varies. For most people, however, the progression of HIV disease is fairly slow, taking several years from... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

AIDS and Cancer: One Patient's Story

...has kept my CML at bay. With my HIV and CML under some form of control, what else could go wrong? In January 2002, I developed squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil without really having any of the major risk factors for this type of cancer. The... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four (4) stages. These stages are important because different treatment options may be considered at each stage. Primary... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...Research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has demonstrated that anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stage HIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have just been told that I have the following type of skin cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I have been positive since 1989 and my counts are good at this time. I would like to hear from anyone out there who has had Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying Read more »