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Opportunistic diseases - lymphomas

I had a friend who died, to 43 years of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. There was not a sign that she was sick. It was with Spartan rigor, took their medicamenos religiously and suddenly, no more than suddenly she awoke without the leg movements and painfully agonized for two weeks in a hospital here in Santana. AIDS has control? Is yes! .... This is a little over ten years and still can not accept her death it was one of the cornerstones of the NGO project we had at the time ...


What are lymphomas?


LymphomaLymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system, a network of lymph nodes, organs (including spleen, vascular gland and tonsils) and vehicles that help make up the immune system. There are many different types of lymphoma, and they can be divided into two categories: Hodgkin's disease (HD, English) and non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL in English). The biggest difference between these two is the cell type involved.

Roughly speaking, the HD is easier to treat than the NHL. It is easier to treat lymphoma at an early stage, when the cancer has not spread beyond the lymphatic system. Lymphoma that spreads or the bone marrow or the brain is more difficult to treat.

HIV-positive people are at a somewhat higher risk of developing NHL than HIV negative. The NHL can also progress (worsen) faster in HIV-positive people and can be more difficult to treat. It is unclear whether HIV-positive people are at greater risk of developing HD. However, the HD occurs in HIV-positive people and because of underlying immune suppression, can progress more quickly and be more difficult to treat.

A number of recent studies have found that fewer HIV-positive people are diagnosed with lymphoma today years before they were treated with the combination of anti-HIV drugs become available. The risk of developing one of the most serious types of lymphoma - lymphoma of the brain (primary CNS lymphoma), for example - decreases dramatically in recent years. However, some types of NHL - Burkitt lymphoma, for example - not decreased.

Lymphomas are more likely to occur in HIV-positive people under 200 T-cells; the primary CNS lymphoma is more likely to occur in people under 100 T-cells. However, there have been reports of lymphomas occurring in HIV-positive people with higher T-cell count.

While it is not known the cause of lymphoma, many researchers believe that environmental toxins - such as pesticides - can cause this form of cancer. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV, in English) was also responsible for the development of lymphomas, especially in people with HIV.

About Claudio Souza do Soropositivo.Org (507 articles)
Yes, this is the photo of me! My niece asked me to put this picture on my profile! .... I had here a description of me that one person described as "irreverent". This is really a euphemistic way of classifying what was here. All I know is that an "NGO" which occupies a building of 10 floors has established a partnership with me, and I have the logs of the partnership time, which was more a vampirism because for each 150 people leaving my site, clicking on them, there was, on average, one that came in. WHEN I ENTERED AND ENTERED

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