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Common Ks Symptoms

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Cancers

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. Cancer can spread (metastasize) from where it originates to other organs and parts of the body. Cancer can destroy healthy cells and cause illness and death. A normally-functioning immune system ...
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Cough = KS?

Well, I can't kick this cough, so of course I'm comtemplating KS. I was diagnosed by my "regular doctor" with bronchitis and pharyngitis, after first "giving it a week" to get better with cough syrup. Now after a round of cefdinir and a round of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
KS can be seen with CD4 count > 200 but the risk is higher with lower CD4 counts. KS can present with lung lesions but often there are lesions elsewhere including the skin. Lung exam, standard chest X-ray, a chest CT scan, and bronchoscopy are all... Read more »

Totally confused; Are burst vessels a symptom of KS?

I understand that this is very time consuming for you and i thank you very much. Are burst blood vessels a symptom of HIV? I heard of somthing called petechiae is that part of this disease? also, does KS sometimes look like burst blood vessels,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear totally confused, Burst blood vessels are VERY common in the general population. You do not have to be HIV positive to get them. In fact, most folks with them are HIV negative. Burst blood vessels are more common in women than men, and more... Read more »

KS Chemo Exhausted

Hi-I have recently started my Second Round of 6 doses of Doxil to treat my KS. The first time I had the chemotherapy, it actually gave me terrible insomnia, however, this time, I am always exhausted, sleeping on average 12 or more hours a day, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Doxil can be a remarkably effective drug in treating AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. However, like many drugs used to treat tumors, it can have a variety of significant side effects, including anemia (decreased red blood cells), neutropenia... 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 matter everywhere I look. When can KS Lesions generally begin to develop after infection with HIV? I've heard that KS is an opportunistic infection...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a good question regarding the timing of KS. Certain opportunistic infections such as pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) and CMV retinitis don't occur until the CD4 count falls. In the case of PCP, most patients have CD4 < 200; in the case of CMV... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV... Read more »
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Peculiar Type of KS Emerges in Healthier Individuals

In a poster presentation at the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC, a recent study described a peculiar type of Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) beginning to emerge in healthy people with HIV. These individuals report higher CD4 counts (>300)... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

What are common symptoms of serconversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When someone is seroconvering , what are the typical symptoms? tiredness? vomiting? nausea? diarrhea? Do you feel like your body is going crazy on you? 1000 different pains here and there or ??????? Any input from the Pro's would be... Read more »

Symptom Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On the lists of common symptoms I've been reading, red or purple marks on or under skin is noted. This is kind of vague-what exactly does this mean-is it referring to something specific or can anyone out there be a bit more specific? Thank you. Read more »