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Kaposi's sarcoma and meds

Mar 8, 2008

I have been poz since 2003 and never been on any meds. I recently got these bumps on my foot and other parts of my body and the Dr. thinks its probably Kaposi's sarcoma. Dr says if it is I probably should consider going on meds. Right now I cd4 count is 304 and vl is 167k. Any advise?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Even without the bumps on your feet, I would recommend starting treatment. I would suggest getting a diagnosis via a skin biopsy, unless it is very obvious and classic KS. If confirmed, these KS lesions may go away just with starting HIV treatment.

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