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New San Francisco Group for HIVers With Lymphoma

A new emotional and practical support group for HIV patients with lymphoma will meet every third Wednesday in San Francisco. The group will help patients cope with the anxiety associated with diagnosis and symptoms; in addition, it will be a forum fo...

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anal warts and HIV

Thanks for all the great info here. I'm looking for some clarity in differing advice from my HIV and Proctologist docs. After finding and removing pre-cancerous anal warts (which haven't come back, thankfully) my Proc told me to get an HIV test as al...

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Hemorrhoid bleeding versus colon cancer

Hello again, Recently have been diagnosed with HIV,low CD4 count, high VL. On Sustiva/Combivir. This is embarassing but I am too scared to get things checked out as I don't want anymore bad news at this point. Last year I got a thrombosed hemmoroid t...

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Surviving Anal Cancer

Anal health is not necessarily something most people want to think about let alone be proactive about. But in recent years more gay men with HIV have been diagnosed with anal cancer. I can count at least five men that I know of that have had to dea...

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KS TREATMENT

mY VIRAL LOAD HAS BEEN NO DETECTABELFOR A WHILE & MY CD4 COUNT HASN'T BEEN ABOVE 60 FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS & HOVERS AROUND 38. LAST YEAR @ THIS TIME I WAS TOLD I HAVE GASTRIC KS. MY ONOCOGIST DOESN'T WANT TO TREAT ME UNTIL MY CD4 IS. THE KS IS CURRE...

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low grade lymphoma,17yr aids what to do?

Aids 17yrs.,recently diagnosed w/low grade lymphoma and told to nothing.What should I do?My t4 is177,vir ld 600+ on mega Harrt.I worry.

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kaposis sarcoma

dear doctor i'm a (young) hiv+ guy from sydney, australia, for a year now. 3 months ago, i had a very low t-cell count and a high viral load. i started to get night sweats. my doctor had me started on medication to be on the safe side. i'm now taking...

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Intermediate grade NHL

Dear Dr. Dezube, I have a history of Intermediate grade NHL. After chemotherapy, there was complete remission. Once again, after eight years, I have a few enlarged lymph nodes in my neck. I am in a peculiar situation wherein the opinions of two indep...

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Dr. Bruce Dezube's Farewell Message

This is my final post (see below). Bruce Dezube

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Hemorrhoids or HPV

Hi, i am 18 years old and notice that my anus is slightly tighter, in the shower i felt a little bump inside the anus. I have never had anal sex, and i am a virgin. I was reading, and it could be either HPV or Hemorrhoids. I do not feel discomfort, p...