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Mar 26, 2011

Dr. Bob, noone else can answer this. KS for 5 yrs. High Risk contact that was heterosexual 7 years ago. KS localized. Not Jewish or from Mediterranean area. HIV negative many times over. [15 tests] Any ideas?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) has absolutely nothing to do with your heterosexual contact seven years ago or HIV/AIDS. Your 15 negative HIV-antibody tests over the past five years are overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that you do not have HIV. No way. No how.

Although classic non-HIV-related KS usually affects elderly men of Mediterranean and Middle European descent as well as men in sub-Saharan Africa, it can occurs in others as well. KS is associated with infection with Kaposi Sarcoma Herpes Virus (KSHV), which is also called human herpes virus 8 (HHV8). KSHV/HHV8 can also cause some forms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Castleman disease.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Bob



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