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Diagnosed With Ks

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Diagnosed with KS but Negative for HIV

I had a lesion on my leg biopsied and it came back positive for KS. I was also tested for HIV and was negative. This was 1 year ago. Since then I have been tested 2 more times. My question is, should I treat this isolated lesion? The infectious...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your query serves as a reminder that not all patients with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) have HIV. KS in non-HIV patients tends to follow a less aggressive course. So your infectious disease doctor may be correct in that there may be no harm in leaving... Read more »

KS still being diagnosed?

Do I need to worry about KS anymore? I mean I've been infected for 4 years. Should I always check... Read more »

Interferon for KS in diagnosed liver fibrosis

Doctor Dieterich: I am a 49yr. old male with AIDS,CD4 120,VL 82,900, platelets 53, wbc 1.4,ast 48,... Read more »
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Some AIDS-Defining Conditions Now Diagnosed at Higher CD4s

...AIDS-defining opportunistic conditions (ADOCs). What may be alarming about the results is that some of these ADOCs are being diagnosed at higher CD4 counts than what were seen earlier in the epidemic. The study looked at 7,825 people over 3... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission and High Rates of Late Diagnoses Among Adults Aged 50 Years and Over

...estimate the age at which they became infected. The research team undertook comparative national analyses between individuals diagnosed at age 50 and older versus those diagnosed at ages younger than 50. CD4 cell count at diagnosis was used to... Read more »
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My Message to the Newly Diagnosed

...medications and ended it with me getting engaged . So the last year was a roller coaster of sorts. If you are just recently newly diagnosed I am sure going into the new year you are confused and are going through a lot of emotions while you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: The 15% Increase in HIV Diagnoses From 2004-2007 in 34 States and General Surveillance Report Questions

... CDC's new HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report shows that from 2004-2007, HIV diagnoses increased 15% in the 34 states that have long-term, name based HIV reporting. Why? There are four main reasons that could explain Read more »
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i was diagnosed with KS ....

Posted by Anonymous
...I was diagnosed with KS in 1985, but was cleared in 1988, using AZT and interferon. Since then, my only problems have been minor, with most being side Read more »

Newly Diagnosed

Posted by JoshColo, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone. I feel as if I've been on a roller coaster ride since my diagnosis at the end of April. I've been through all kinds of emotions, everything from anger to beating myself up to shock and fear. Read more »

Diagnosed yesterday

Posted by john33, 6 Replies
i just got tested ( a regular thing) but got back a postive result. now i'm not sure what i should be thinking or feeling,. i've got my first appointment with a doctor tommorrow and that's all i know. anyone got any advice Read more »

Just Diagnosed 12/12

Posted by dotman32, 15 Replies
So many emotions. So many ups and downs. Plus physically just not feeling all that great. I learned 12/12 that I'm positive. Think I was infected 11/12. Ugh. Just don't know what to make of things right now. I've told a few friends and... Read more »