The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Fear of KS

Sep 8, 2007

Hi! I have been on meds (Sustiva/Truvada) for over a year now and my doc is very happy with progress. VL went to undetectable within 6 weeks and CD4 continues to rise, now over 400. Recently I met a great guy who I really like, but this week he has just been diagnosed with KS, and is starting HAART to help get ris. My question is am I at risk of catching it? Thanks

Response from Dr. Holodniy

HHV-8, a human herpes virus, is thought to be responsible for KS. Epidemiologic studies suggest HHV-8 can be sexually transmitted. Therefore, yes, you could be at risk for getting KS.

HIV+ or not ?
how long??

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint