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Cutaneous Kaposi's Sarcoma

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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 European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common
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Kaposis Sarcoma

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently wrote to you about my partners KS- he was going to have chemo but the consultant said as the lesions are fading they are going to wait and see for another 4 to 6 weeks. I wonder if you could ask you a quick question, may sound...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first identified in 1994 as a novel herpes virus we now term "human herpesvirus-8 (HHV8). (It is also sometimes called KSHV for Kaposi's sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus.) HHV8/KSHV is necessary, but not sufficient on it's own to cause KS. Other... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma = AIDS?

I was wondering if the appearance of Kaposi's Sarcoma is an indicator of AIDS or can one get it with HIV+ status? DOes it depend on how large the lesions are?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The histologic diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma indicates AIDS in an HIV infected person. KH Read more »

spread the word: new clinical trials for tmc 114 and tmc 125

...given informed consent. Major Exclusion Criteria Presence of any currently active AIDS defining illness except stable cutaneous Kaposi's Sarcoma and Wasting syndrome due to HIV infection. Current or past history of alcohol and/or...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Thanks. Keep in mind that you cannot be Hep A, B or C positive.Nelson Read more »

cephalexin monohydrate and kaposi's sarcoma

is cephalexin monohydrate (or another cephalosporin) used in the treatment of kaposi's sarcoma?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Not that I am aware of. KH Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

The KS Project Report: Research Paper Details Advances, Obstacles In The Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma

...APLA's Marty Majchrowicz debuted their joint collaboration, "The KS Project Report: Current Issues in Research and Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma," at the X International Conference in Yokohama before the otherwise listless press corps. Following... Read more »
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The 4th International AIDS Malignancy Conference

... M. Wayne Saville, M.D. HIV infection carries with it a high susceptibility to certain cancers, most notably, Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. At the 4th International AIDS Malignancy Conference,... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Profiles on New Drugs

...levels that are 10-fold greater thanthose achieved with conventional preparations of daunorubicin. Indications: Extensive cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma which is unresponsive or inappropriate for local treatment with intralesional vinblastine... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Profiles on New Drugs

...levels that are 10-fold greater thanthose achieved with conventional preparations of daunorubicin. Indications: Extensive cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma which is unresponsive or inappropriate for local treatment with intralesional vinblastine... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma - after four weeks?

Posted by Sprite1, 1 Reply
...How quickly does Kaposi's Sarcoma manifest? In addition to what I believe are new moles, I also have a couple of flat red spots on my shoulder now. Read more »

kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here have KS? Read more »

What are the symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible for a person to develop KS less than a year after infection? Here is my story. I had a risky encounter in November 05. Within 2 weeks I had tingling in my hands and feet (still do). I developed ringing in my ears and soreness... Read more »

Any women out there with Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I really need to talk with someone about KS. Heard that it is rare in women. Are there any ladies out there with Kaposi's sarcoma who could answer some questions/offer some support? I'll respond as soon as I see a reply to this post. ... Read more »