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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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Best trt for KS

Hi DrI'm having trouble with Kaposi's sarcoma, the biggest being severe edema of the lower extremity. I've been on and off chemo with Doxil. It seemed to help in the beginning, but its now failing. Is there a better drug/treatment?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. The usual second line agent for KS which is not responding to Doxil is paclitaxel. There are other agents that may be useful and these include Abraxane (another form of paclitaxel), vinorelbine, Read more »

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 »

Chemotherapy Related Blood Transfusions

I have KS and I'm getting Chemotherapy (Doxil). Now I need a blood transfusion and I wonder why and what it all means!
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Doxil chemotherapy is very effective for Kaposi's sarcoma.One of the side effects of chemotherapy is that it can suppress the bone Read more »

Doxil treatment

I.was.wondering.if.its.possible.that.side.effects.from.being.treated.with.doxil.show.up.after.treatment.is.stopped.even.if.there.were.no.probems.during.treatment?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Doxil (doxorubicin) is used to treat Kaposi's sarcoma in some AIDS patients as well as other malignancies. Most of the side effects 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
Hi all, first post here. I have been diagnosed positive for over 2 years my numbers were strong and my doctor saw no need to start therapy right away. Last september I contracted foliculitis/MRSA (probably from the gym) and was given bactrim to... Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

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