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Diagnostic Test For Kaposi's Sarcoma

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Table of Contents What Is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Anal Cancer Liver Cancer Lung Cancer Conclusion What Is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells thatcan get in the way of normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) fromwhere it starts growing to other organs and parts of the body. Cancer candestroy healthy cells and cause illness and death....
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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
Hello English Lad,Can you contract KS by kissing? No, not if your immune system is healthy.The KS story is a bit complicated. I'll reprint some additional information below. Basically, in order to acquire KS, a cofactor is required. That... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma @ 10 weeks??

Thank you for answering my question regarding hepatitis testing... Is it possible to show signs of Kaposi's Sarcoma 10 weeks after a potential exposure? I have purple/red painful spots on my hard palate that my doctors cant figure out.. My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think in light of your night sweats and fatigue and new rash that you should definitely be seen by your primary medical doctor who will probably order some appropriate blood tests. Then it would probably be helpful to see a dermatologist for a... Read more »

What are the symptoms of HHV-8, the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma?

What are the symtoms of HHV-8, are they the same as HIV? I have already tested negative for HIV but I know that there is something wrong.Thanks pw...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear PW: It's hard enough when you have to worry about HIV. Now it looks like HHV-8 is giving you something to worry about. HHV-8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus, is the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Most... Read more »

Possible Kaposi's sarcoma? Spots on my hands and feet.

Hello I really need some advice. If one tested positive for herpes 2 virus, but negative for HIV several times past six month period, is that accurate that one is HIV negative period? Also I tested negative for syphilis and hepatitis. But I have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It would be quite unlikely, but not impossible, for you to develop KS if you are HIV negative. Your negative HIV is good enough, you need to do no further testing in terms of HIV.As for your red spots, please permit me to re-run my response from... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma Question

Posted by dallas73guy, 3 Replies
Just found out I am infected -- waiting to see my doctor, need to get labs done and the rest -- the longest I could have been infected is two years, tested neg 07/03 -- have noticed a spot on my right bicep that fits what Kaposi's sarcoma could be... Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous
I have KS and was diagnosed in August 2001, and shortly thereafter was tested for HIV and was positive. My t-cells are in the 600s and I have been undetectable since Sept. 2001. My KS are on my right ankle. About every 9 months I get a new, but... Read more »

kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
the other da i noticed a lesion on my chest. turns out to e kaposi's sarcoma. However, I have consistenly tested neg for hiv. Can this be with out hiv? Or am I one who is the 1% the tests cant catch?

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Kaposi's Sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous
I am 18 and a few weeks ago I found a strange spot on my leg that wouldn't go away. It seems very much to me the startings of Kaposi's Sarcoma. At the moment, it does blanch when the blood supply to it is cut off, but as it is a new lesion I am... Read more »