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Can I be tested for HHV8, the virus which causes KS? Is it worth it to be tested?

Is there a test or any other way of telling whether you have the virus that causes KS (ie. HHV-8)?

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Smoking and AIDS related cancers

My daughter was diagnosed 8 years ago with HIV. She had cervical cancer last year with no problems since then. They changed her meds because her CD4 cell count was very low and she is doing really well now. My question is about her smoking. It really...

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Stopped drugs due to high lactic acid levels while I'm on Chemotherapy

My doctor has stopped all of my HIV drugs (Crixivan, Norvir, Videx, Combivir) as blood test shows high lactic acid. I am on chemotherapy (CHOP) for Lymphoma. I am half way through the chemotherapy regimen. Our concern is with starting new drugs at th...

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is there a difference between lymphadenopathy and a palpable lymph node?

Is there a difference between "lymphadenopathy" and a palpable lymph node? Could you feel a node in the common areas (neck, groin, armpit) without it having to be enlarged beyond normal? Or is any palpable node "lymphadenopathy?"

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Lymph nodes in the setting of night sweats; when is enought testing enough?

I have had two separate lymph node biospies, one just a year ago in my neck. These lymph nodes are painless. All my blood work is normal. I see a hematologist/oncologist because I also have night sweats. I had a CT scan done in Jan. 03 and small lymp...

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

I have been HIV+ for the last 17 yrs and have had full blown AIDS for ten yrs. I was treated for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for 4 yrs and it has been in remission for 3 yrs. Now I have developed Squamous Cell Carcinoma as a result of repeated treatments f...

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HIV+, Will my lymph node swelling go down if I don't take HIV drugs?

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ (from a recent infection), and I'm experiencing acute HIV infection symptoms. Part of the symptoms are substantial swelling of lymph nodes in my neck which are obvious. I looked but didn't see this addressed specifically...

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KS Spots- Will my spots fade and how long will it take?

It was now one year ago when I discovered eggplant-colored spots on my body, which multiplied rapidly. I had developed KS, but the HIV cocktail (Kaletra, 3TC, d4T) reversed this and the spots reduced and started to fade. Due to severe neuropathy, I w...

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Worry drug switch can spark reccurence of my lymphoma!

Ten years ago I had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). My CD4 count was in the 800's. Treated with CHOP chemotherapy and radiation and returned to work 8/93. In the Spring of 1995 I became very fatigued, CD4 cells remained high & viral load was over 9 mi...

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Are there various grades of night sweats?

I am a 34 year old female who has had shotty lymph nodes along the collarbones with a heavier concentration on the right side for a year. CT scans show nodes 1 cm or under, but no cancer. They have not been biopsied.My question concerns night sweats....