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Can A Person With HIV Take Doxil

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The Well Project

Cancers

...Panretin (alitretinoin gel) if there are only a few isolated lesions Radiation therapy, especially if tumor is bulky and ulcerated Recombinant interferon-alpha Chemotherapy -- used for more extensive and/or internal KS: Doxil (Liposomal doxorubicin) or DaunoXome (Liposomal daunorubicin); Liposomal form minimizes side effects (liposomal means that the drug is encased in small fat bubbles) ABV (adriamycin, bleomycin, and vinblastine)...
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Kaposi's sarcoma and Doxil; How long should I be treated for

I was diagnosed with KS in Dec. 2001, and had my tonsils removed because of a lesion on them. I have five lesions on my body, and a few in my mouth/throat. I recently had my first Doxil treatment, and my oncologist says I may only need 2...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...not eliminate this viral infection (sorry). HOWEVER if your lesions are first shrunk by chemotherapy, and if you stay on your HIV therapy, then most likely your KS will not come back. The HIV meds help restore your immune system, which in turn,... Read more »

Aids Defining

Is ks aids defining if a person has a high t cell count in the 900's ? Should a person begin medications at this point if they only have one or two lesions on the skin ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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... Read more »

Will my KS go away?

I want to give some history first.I am a 46 year old male I was diagnosed with KS on March 15 2006, which also told me I was HIV+ My CD4+ at that time was 199, HIV Vierial was 709000. Logcop was 5.85. The KS was growing very fast on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...skin be stained permanently? No, not if the KS resolves.Should you do more chemo? That's a decision for you to make with your AIDS specialist. I don't have enough specific information about your particular case to advise one way or the other. I... Read more »

HAART and KS

Three years ago I had been HIV+ forever, but asymptomatic and very healthy. When I showed clusters of KS lesions to my general practitioner, who was relatively versed in HIV treatment, he insisted that my t-cells were too high for KS to develop. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...can return to full functional status after treatment for KS though some have some lingering problems from the chemotherapy. HIV therapy can also often help out KS so that is something to consider if KS problems return. KH Read more »
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An Overview of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Doxil)

...Doxil, belongs to the class of drugs called antineoplastics. Antineoplastics slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Liposomal doxorubicin HCl was approved by the FDA on November 17, 1995, for the treatment of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (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... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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Has KS been forgetten?

Posted by curi0us, 2 Replies
...standpoint. Exhaustive searches on the internet have not yeilded any real new info since 03 or 04. I know that KS doesn't affect many people nowadays but has anyone out there had any experience in getting rid of or covering the lesions in any... Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just for the... Read more »

Gay Personals for HIV+'s

Posted by Anonymous
...Hey People, I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines on the net that are HIV pos friendly where Read more »