The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Can A Ks Lesion Heal On It Own

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Lesion on Tonsil won't heal

Dear Dr. McGowan,I've been poz about 4 years, currently on meds, VL<48, cd4 602/32%. I feel great but, for over year, I have had a sore spot on my right tonsil that won't heal. At it's worse it looked like a giant canker sore...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Sleepless,This sounds like a very disturbing problem. Certainly herpes simplex (HSV) would be a possibility, but this should be helped by valtrex. Drug resistant HSV may be a possibility and a viral culture of the lesion may help to... Read more »

Cause of lesions?

I am have been HIV positive since 1995. I am presently on Kaletra and Combivir. At times my skin... Read more »

Can KS lesions be lanced and drained?

Can KS lesions be minimized by lancing and draining?... 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 »

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spiritual Healing Threatening Adherence to Antiretrovirals in Uganda, Official Says

Unverified spiritual healing promoted by some churches throughout Uganda is threatening HIV-positive patients' adherence to antiretroviral drugs, Robert Ochai, executive director of The AIDS Support Organisation , said recently during the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Impact of ART on Progression or Regression of Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions

Important results from a French study of 94 HIV positive gay men who were followed prospectively, prior to starting ART, reported a lack of regression of AIN precursor lesions associated with anal cancer and no beneficial association with increased... Read more »
Connect With Others

Don't buy the HEAL lie!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
"Don't Buy the HIV Lie"
By Bruce Mirken

Former HEAL members who believed that HIV is harmless learn that they were wrong -- the hard way

For a decade plus, HEAL (Health Education AIDS Liaison) has defied mainstream science with its persistent, strident... Read more »

Hiding KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Any hints about how to cover up KS lesions? Thanks!

Read more »

Covering KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone recommend a good product to cover a lesion? I hope to find something waterproof. Thanks for any suggestions.

Read more »

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 »