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Do Only People With Hiv Get Kaposi's Sarcoma

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

These treatments only deal with the skin lesions, not with KS overall. Skin lesions may come back after treatment. If KS has spread into internal organs, systemic (whole-body) drug treatment is used. If ART is not enough, the drugs doxorubicin (Doxil) daunorubicin (DaunoXome) or paclitaxel (Taxol) may be added. Doxil and DaunoXome are anti-cancer drugs in "liposomal" form. "Liposomal" means that tiny amounts of drug are encased in small fat...
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Kaposi's Sarcoma and acute HIV infection. Is it possible?

Dear Dr Dezube. I am confused on whether or not Kaposi's Sarcoma can present itself during acute infection with HIV. From everything I've read from literature and other doctors on thebody.com, KS does NOT appear during acute infection and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It would be most unusual, though not impossible, for KS to appear during an acute HIV infection (i.e. when a person becomes infected by HIV). Typically KS does not appear until the immune system is somewhat compromised. On rare occasions, gay men... Read more »

kaposis sarcoma active while hiv virus is undetectable

Just year from being diagnosed with hiv, the medication is working in terms of lowering hiv virus and improving my tcell count. My oncologist is recommending Doxil, he also explained the unpleasant side effects of it. I told him that I will think...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.You've not mentioned what your initial or current CD4 count is, but typically people with KS have lower CD4s. If this is the case and your KS is limited to the skin, then we will frequently defer on cancer... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma

I have noticed a purplish area on the roof of my mouth and several brown looking mole like growths on my trunk lately. I have seen the pictures of Kaposi's Sarcoma and they look very similar. I have tested negative repeatedly and was wondering...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
KS can occur in HIV- people, but is quite unusual except in elderly men from the Mediterranean region. It is not brown or mole-like, but is usually purplish. See an oral surgeon who can do a biopsy if the problem persists.... 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 »
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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 in aids

Posted by Anonymous
I posted something yesterday and i have seen many people look at it however no responses could someone please respond!!!Also i will reword it...My brother inlaw has aids and these leasions are present when does this usually happen?Early or late... Read more »

does this look like kaposi's sarcoma? *picture*

Posted by anxious66, 2 Replies
i have read that kaposi sarcoma can present itself at any stage of HIV infection, this is IF i was infected which everyone i'v spoken to is convinced i havent.

risk was unprotected oral msm me giving for about a minute, no ejaculation, possibly... Read more »

kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If a Kaposi's sarcoma is diagnosed, is it an important thing to
treat? I guess the question is, will other things kill a person
first?....Is this a sign that the end is in sight? What relevence
is a Kaposi's... Read more »