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Aids-related Kaposi's Sarcoma

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

These treatments only deal with the skin lesions, not with KS overall. Skin lesions may come back after treatment. If KS has spread into internal organs, systemic (whole-body) drug treatment is used. If ART is not enough, the drugs doxorubicin (Doxil) daunorubicin (DaunoXome) or paclitaxel (Taxol) may be added. Doxil and DaunoXome are anti-cancer drugs in "liposomal" form. "Liposomal" means that tiny amounts of drug are encased in small fat...
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What hospital would you suggest that I get a second opinion? (NON-HIV-RELATED KAPOSIS SARCOMA, 2010)

Dr. Robert,I am a 61 y/o gay male who is HIV negative and I have KS with HHV-8. I am being treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center. I use Panretin gel, however, I am not seeing significant progress. Is KS that rare in HIV neg. men?I am thinking about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If you are looking for a second opinion, certainly Sloan-Kettering would be a good choice.There are several different types or classifications of non-HIV-related Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS). A complete discussion of each is beyond the scope of... Read more »

Is this the forum for Kaposi's Sarcoma?

the AIDS-related cancer one is closed. I have a few questions... I was diagnosed in late 2003 and was pretty healthy with a high CD4 count (550), but also with a high viral load (>100,000). Months ago I noticed my tongue was sticking to the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and sorry to hear about the very bad experience that you have been going through. KS (Kaposi's Sarcoma) is a type of cancer which is linked to infection with human herpes virus 8. In the pre-HAART era this was a fairly common condition,... Read more »

kaposi sarcoma

I am aware that persons with AIDS usually die of pneumonia or Kaposi's sarcoma but I do not understand how. Could you explain biologically how this is occuring? What is happening to the immune system, helper T-cells etc. in relation to Kaposi...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
AIDS patients do not usually die of KS these days, and there are many causes of pneumonia which is a common cause of death in HIV-s as well. All OIs tend to develop when your immune system has been severely damaged, which is most easily measured by... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma and HIV Negative

I am a gay man, HIV negative, 34 years old, and have been diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma. The doctors are puzzled because although there is such a thing called Senile Kaposi's sarcoma, I am only thirty four. Each doctor I have consulted...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is indeed possible to have KS WITHOUT having HIV. Basically KS and AIDS are each caused by a virus; KS by the HHV-8 virus and AIDS by the HIV virus. Although the majority of gay men with KS carry both viruses and therefore have both KS and... Read more »
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Kaposi's sarcoma lesions

Posted by paulie_tx, 3 Replies
I just started meds last month. I've got about 5 ks lesions (mostly on my face) and I'm freaking out.

Anyone have experience with this KS aids-related cancer??? Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma in aids

Posted by Anonymous
I posted something yesterday and i have 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... Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous
I have KS and was diagnosed in August 2001, and shortly thereafter was tested for HIV and was positive. My t-cells are in the 600s and I have been undetectable since Sept. 2001. My KS are on my right ankle. About every 9 months I get a new, but... Read more »

kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here have KS? Read more »