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Aids Opportunistic Infections And Kaposi's Sarcoma

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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...cell count goes up. You should not discontinue any treatment without discussing it first with your doctor. OIs and Women There are certain sex differences in OIs: Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women may have higher rates of herpes simplex infections than men Dysplasia is a pre-cancerous condition in the female...
Ask the Experts

Bacillary angiomatosis

When is Bacillary angiomatosis likely to show up after contracting HIV? Could it show up just a few weeks after getting the virus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...angiomatosis (bartonellosis) presents as red popular skin lesions that resemble (and are often mistaken for) Kaposi sarcoma in HIV/AIDS patients with very low CD4 counts (usually less than 50). This is a very late-stage opportunistic infection.... Read more »

aids and hiv

what is the overall difference between hiv and aids?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, which is an illness that presents with opportunistic infections, certain types of cancer (Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma), neurological signs and other symptoms, like weight loss, diarrhea, and Read more »

Kaposis Sarcoma

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently wrote to you about my partners KS- he was going to have chemo but the consultant said as the lesions are fading they are going to wait and see for another 4 to 6 weeks. I wonder if you could ask you a quick question, may sound...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first identified in 1994 as a novel herpes virus we now term "human herpesvirus-8 (HHV8). (It is also sometimes called KSHV for Kaposi's sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus.) HHV8/KSHV is necessary, but not sufficient on it's own to cause KS. Other... Read more »


I am a nurse and trying to understand when the disease switches from HIV to AIDS and what lab values indicate this switch. Also, is there a point at which the patient's lab values indicate a quicker time to death.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The definition of AIDS is associated with either the development of an opportunistic infection or malignancy like lymphoma or Kaposi's sarcoma, or an absolute CD4 of < 200 or 14% without having to have an OI. It is at that CD4 count that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...Be Prevented? It is not clear how HHV-8 spreads. It might be spread through sexual activity and deep kissing. As with other opportunistic infections, a healthy immune system can control HHV-8 infection. The best way to prevent KS is by using... Read more »
The Body PRO

The 8th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

...Antiretroviral Chemotherapy II Viral Reservoirs Metabolic Complications of HIV-1 Disease HCV Co-Infection HHV-8 and Kaposi's Sarcoma CNS Reservoirs Hyperlactatemia, Hepatotoxicity, and Other Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapies... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) might resolve or at least stabilize after the institution of effective ART 50-52 . For Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), initiation of ART has been documented to lead to resolution of lesions in the absence of specific... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered AIDS-defining conditions (see below). If you have HIV and one or... Read more »
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...system, people become less able to fight illnesses. * Unless treated, AIDS-related opportunistic infections like pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, tuberculosis and candida can kill. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED? * Worldwide, 39 million people... Read more »

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...Be. Can Anyone Help Shed Light On My Situation. Thank You Ron And If Anyone Could Tell Me What The Sympotoms Are NEeded For Aids. Or Whatever This Is Id Be Greatly Apreciated. Please Dont Suger Coat It. Id Like The Hard Truth. Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma - after four weeks?

Posted by Sprite1, 1 Reply
...How quickly does Kaposi's Sarcoma manifest? In addition to what I believe are new moles, I also have a couple of flat red spots on my shoulder now. Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma in aids

Posted by Anonymous
...seen many people look at it however no responses could someone please respond!!!Also i will reword it...My brother inlaw has aids and these leasions are present when does this usually happen?Early or late stages?He was tested 2 years ago it was... Read more »