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Causes Of Ks

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cosmetic removal of skin stains caused by ks

I was misdiagosised around 5 years ago as having granuloma angualara and treated with kenolog injections and steriods for ayear as they got worse. After a second biospy done it came back ks. Four years later I am in excellent health except I am left...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.While not life-threatening, it's understandable how scarring can impact your life. I'm pretty sure that just about any good plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be interested in helping you. BY Read more »

Can I be tested for HHV8, the virus which causes KS? Is it worth it to be tested?

Is there a test or any other way of telling whether you have the virus that causes KS (ie. HHV-8)? Read more »

Help me understand the cause of KS

I read a doctor's statement on another site that said, "the few women who have developed KS have... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

French Doctors Suggest That Therapy Switch May Cause KS Relapse

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a tumour that usually appears on the skin and most commonly affects gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS. KS was more common in North America and Western Europe at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic than it is now. Although KS... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: A. Kaposi's Sarcoma -- Past and Future

One of the hallmarks of AIDS, particularly in the early years of the pandemic, was the appearance of skin tumours called Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). During the 1980s, KS was very common in people with AIDS. Indeed, in those years, sometimes the only... Read more »
The Well Project


Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions.... Read more »
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KS quotation, Dr Dezube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
KS is caused by a type of herpesvirus called HHV-8 or KSHV. It likes to reside in the oral cavity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that the KS virus can be spread by deep kissing. HOWEVER, many viruses can be spread by... Read more »

Biopsy - no KS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a biopsy done on a mark on my body. The report came back "non-cancerous". Does this mean it is not KS? Would the pathologist know this for sure? Even if not looking for it? Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
Hi. I have just been diagnosed in the last week. I had been feeling fairly rough the last few years, but I put it down to being severly overworked and having a few issues in my personal life. When I got my first set of meds, I was astonished. It... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If Hepatitis is a Virus and can be cured why not HIV ? Read more »