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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...
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... Read more »

How long does it take a KS lesion to develop

I just want to know how long does it take for a kaposis sarcoma to occur, the actual sore. Dont... Read more »

dear lord help me hpv lesions (HPV and HIV, 2009)

Hi i am 23 yrs old and about 6 months ago was diagnosed with genital warts. I also have some... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Health Partnership Announces First-, Second-Line AIDS Drugs Price Reductions in Developing World

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, UNITAID, and the U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID) "said on Tuesday [they] had secured price reductions on key AIDS drugs for HIV-positive patients in poorer countries," Reuters reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Food Is "First Line of Defense" Against HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries, Opinion Piece Says

Food is the "first line of defense" against HIV/AIDS in resource-poor settings, and it is "imperative" for developed nations to "at least ensure" that people in developing countries receive sufficient food, James Morris, executive director of the... Read more »

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered in three pulses to 180 degrees of the anal mucosa is safe and tolerable when administered to HIV-infected patients with anal dysplasia, according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2012 . Twelve participants took... Read more »

Darunavir Matches, and in Some Patients Outperforms, Lopinavir/Ritonavir as Second-Line and Third-Line Treatment

Darunavir (TMC114, Prezista) is the first engineered protease inhibitor (PI) designed specifically to overcome PI-resistant mutations. At the 4th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2007), several... Read more »
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RASH - bottom line

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What is the bottom line on the rash. I hear measel-like and spotted, macularpoplar (or something like that) which involves samll, raised lesions. Most of these are on the upper trunk, neck, and face. Then, I hear sunburn-like rash. Gosh, these are... Read more »


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How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?

The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months... Read more »

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recent news on late seroconversion: read last line

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Morpeth et al also described a single unusual case in which an individual did not develop an antibody response for one year after first having a viral load of more than 10 million copies/mL. This... Read more »