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Can A KS Lesion Develop In A Day

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How long does it take a KS lesion to develop

I just want to know how long does it take for a kaposis sarcoma to occur, the actual sore. Dont know my status but will get tested soon. are there other symptoms one would experience if kaposis sarcoma existed, other than the lesions. thank you god...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The time frame to develop a new KS lesion is very variable. I've seen lesions crop up over a day or so, and other lesions take months to develop. The best thing for you is to be HIV tested, which you are planning to do. If you are... Read more »

When (at what CD4 count) can KS Lesions develop?

Just trying to clear up some confusion as it seems that there is different information on this... Read more »

How long does it take a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion to mature?

How long does it typically take for a flat red kaposi's sarcoma lesion to develop into a... Read more »

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered in three pulses to 180 degrees of the anal mucosa is safe and tolerable when administered to HIV-infected patients with anal dysplasia, according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2012 . Twelve participants took... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Ask the Expert: Case Study -- Newly-Admitted Patient With a Penile Lesion

Case A 27-year-old male presents to the prison infirmary with penile pain. He reports having had the pain for the past three days, ever since accidentally catching part of the skin of his penis in his pants zipper. The patient reports previous good... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Nurses Day Chance to Improve Conditions for Health Workers in Developing Countries, Opinion Piece Says

International Nurses Day, which took place on Tuesday, was "an appropriate day ... to consider the challenges faced by health care personnel in developing countries," including those related to HIV/AIDS, Gary Cohen, board director of the U.S. Fund... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead, Bristol-Myers Squibb Develop Once-a-Day Pill for Treating HIV; Study Shows Pill More Effective Than Standard Regimen

Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb say they jointly have developed a once-a-day pill for treating HIV that is effective in suppressing HIV viral loads and has few side effects, according to a study published on Thursday in the New England Journal of... Read more »
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How fast can resistance develop?

Posted by PozInOrlando, 4 Replies
I take Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir every single day and have not missed a daily dose yet. I take them before bed, usually with a light snack.

I try to take them around 11pm, though a few nights I have taken them at 12am, 1am and 2am. Can resistance... Read more »


Posted by Pscaoz
I am extremely worried,,, I am a male who had an encounter with a male guy,,,, me being the receiver 4 weeks ago 29 January,,, two weeks later I developed a sudden headache an felt weak and fatigue on Monday 13 February exactly 2 weeks after... Read more »

New meds in development

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share this news release and backgrounder from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America regarding the 83 new medicines in development to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. It is good news.
Here's the release:


new meds in development as of Dec. 2002

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I posted this to the "Living with HIV" group but thought this group would be interested in it, too. It was released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in December, 2002:

Here's the release:


83 NEW... Read more »