|Timing of KS after exposure to HIV
May 30, 2001
is it possible for ks lesions to appear a year and a half of after exposure to hiv? if so, how likely is it that it can happen?
Response from Dr. Dezube
Yes. Kaposi's sarcoma can occur at ANY time during the course of HIV infection. There is NO magic CD4 count number, above which one is safe from KS. This is quite different than say PCP pneumonia (which typically occurs when CD4 < 200) or CMV retinitis (which typically occurs when CD4 < 50). Although KS is typically more aggressive in patients with low CD4 counts and high viral loads, this is not always the case. . Virtually all patients with AIDS-related KS should be taking highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). HAART therapy both causes regression (shrinkage) of existing KS lesions and can block new lesions from forming.
Anemia and Blood in rectum
- Blowjob From A Prostitute How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV
- Fever After Anal Sex Bottom Worried I Have HIV
- Herpes After Kissing Cold Sore Worried I Have HIV
- Pain In Urethra After Licking Anus Worried I Have
- Tingling In Fingers After Touching Vaginal Secretions Worried I Have HIV
- Tingling Lips After Anal Sex Top Sign Of HIV AIDS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.