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KS And Hiv Negative How Is This Possible

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KS Diagnosis, but HIV negative. How is this possible? Am I contagious?

I have recently been diagnosed with Kaposi's Sarcoma after a lesion was removed from the back of my leg. I was subsequently tested for HIV, and the result was negative. How common is it to have KS, and be HIV negative at the same time? Does a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...(this is different than the typical herpes that many people get on their mouth or in their genital area). Typically the HIV-negative form of KS is less aggressive than the HIV-positive form, so hopefully your KS will be a mild case. Is KS... Read more »

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other? Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: C. KS in HIV-Negative Men

...at two hospitals in Paris have been studying MSM whose KS was detected between 1995 and 2007. All 28 cases of KS were in HIV negative men. The research team reported details on these men as follows: average age -- 53 years 22 of the men... Read more »
The Body

In Praise of HIV-Negative Gay Men

... Sometimes it seems there is a silent, wary truce between those of us who are positive and our friends who remain negative. We won't make them feel guilty about being negative if they don't blame us for being positive. But there are other... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Upcoming Seminar to Focus on the Negative Effects of HIV/AIDS

... One in four African Americans in Palm Beach County is infected with HIV/AIDS. In response, the county health department and the Ujima Men's Collective, an organization for black gay men, are hosting Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vaccines Hold Greatest Hope of Halting Spread of HIV/AIDS; HIV-Negative Volunteers for Trials Needed, Opinion Piece Says

...discoveries available to everyone who needs them," Kennedy says, adding, "In the coming years, it will also take thousands of HIV-negative people from every racial and ethnic group who are willing to volunteer in clinical trials" (Kennedy, Bay... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...you? Anyway apparantly this test checks for both HIV antibodies as well as the 'P24 antigen' to get an earlier result. It was NEGATIVE thank God, and the doctor tells me that it is 99% accurate. This is who they are, in the big posh spot in... Read more »