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Cancers

...Sarcoma (KS) KS was one of the most common opportunistic infections (OIs) in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. KS is actually caused by a virus called Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV) or HHV-8. But KS behaves and is treated like a cancerous tumor. HHV-8 is transmitted through sexual contact or blood products. KS has always been less common in women, but is less common in all groups since the introduction of potent HIV drug...
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swollen lymph nodes - size of marbles

Hi there doctor,I recently started Atripla, and got undetectable in just 3 months - hurrah for that.Two weeks ago, I developed painfull swollen lymph nodes in my groin, both sides. They popped up in a couple of days... Now, i did have unsafe sex...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Glad to hear that your doc is moving fast to sort things out.If your CD4 count had been low prior to staring Atripla, this could be an immune reconstitution to something that grows in lymph nodes like TB, or histoplasmosis (or other fungal illness).... Read more »

NHL Twice & survived; Can I stay on growth hormone; my doctor gives me free rein.

Please clarify growth hormone (GH) use after lymphoma. You mentioned in an earlier respone that you do not recommend GH for your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients becuse you feel it may create tumors. What if a patient is wasting? Would you limit the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...your viral load. Sometimes patients don't respond to their HIV medications, so complete suppression of the viral load is not always possible. The next most important way to prevent lymphoma recurrence is to avoid anything that could possible... Read more »

Hemolytic Anema

Dr Bob,I'll actaully dying from NHL have hopeful 3 months,started radiation on my neck due to very painful hard tumour pressing,started Radiadiation May 15.May 20th my H&H 5/14 recieved 4 units of blood,28th H&H 7/24,and last Wednesday had a bad...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm very sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time with NHL (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma). Superimposed on HIV disease, this can be a difficult tumor to treat. Radiation, chemotherapy, and HAART Read more »

Scared and so tired,Dr Bob

Dr Bob,I'm writing too you because you have true empathy with us,and not some cold clinical answer.I'm anemic from chemotherapy my H&H 9/27.Not too bad considering.I just found out why I've been relapsing with my NHL because I never recieved...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hemoglobin is down to 9 g/dL. Procrit has been shown to significantly improve energy levels and quality of life, when used to treat cancer/chemotherapy-related and HIV-related anemias. So, if you are not on it, talk to your doctor about trying... Read more »
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Lymphoma

... What Is Lymphoma? How Is NHL Diagnosed? What Causes NHL? How Is NHL Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

... What Is Molluscum? How Does Molluscum Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...hard on your body. Whenyou are co-infected, each disease makes the otherone worse. You can get sicker faster, and it is hard to treat both diseases at the same time. HIV cancause the Hep C virus to reproduce more quickly.People who are... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a gay man with that problem...lol. I have tried a bunch of different... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...had practiced any activity that would put me at risk. I am so worrried and obsessed by this one incident that sometimes I even treat myself as infected already. I am always so worried once every month for fear that I may put my dear ones at risk... Read more »