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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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 bubbles (liposomes)....
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Doxil treatment

I.was.wondering.if.its.possible.that.side.effects.from.being.treated.with.doxil.show.up.after.treatment.is.stopped.even.if.there.were.no.probems.during.treatment?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Doxil (doxorubicin) is used to treat Kaposi's sarcoma in some AIDS patients as well as other malignancies. Most of the side effects Read more »

KS Chemo Exhausted

Hi-I have recently started my Second Round of 6 doses of Doxil to treat my KS. The first time I had the chemotherapy, it actually gave me terrible insomnia, however, this time, I am always exhausted, sleeping on average 12 or more hours a day, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Doxil can be a remarkably effective drug in treating AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. However, like many drugs used to treat tumors, it Read more »

kaposi's sarcoma

Dr. Frascino I am very worried about our son who is in ICU due to Kaposi's Sarcoma in the intestinal tract and colon. His CD4 count is 30 and viral load over 750,000. He was started on HAART (Travada/Kaletra). His problem is that he has had to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...his HIV specialist. What I can tell you is that I've seen some miraculous improvements in situations similar to your son's. Doxil can be very effective in treating Kaposi's. In addition, Kaposi's sarcoma often regresses spontaneously if HAART... Read more »

Anemia, and Procrit isn't helping!

ON 4/16/2003 I wrote you about Procrit and Anemia in my partners condition, he was changed in meds. from Combivir,Procrit,stopped the Doxil. Went to Zerit, and Epivir, and the anemia went away. It seemed that the AZT in the Combivir was supressing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Glad to hear your partners anemia has improved. Both the AZT in Combivir, as well as Doxil, could have been contributing to his problem in different ways. I hope that your partner is on more than just Zerit and Epivir, Read more »
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An Overview of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Doxil)

... LIP-oh-som-al dox-oh-ROO-bi-sin Brand Name: Doxil Other Name(s): Adriablastin, Adriablastine, Adriamycin, Adriblastin, Caelyx, Clorhidrato de doxorrubicina liposómica, Doxorubicin Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...tumor is bulky and ulcerated Recombinant interferon-alpha Chemotherapy -- used for more extensive and/or internal KS: Doxil (Liposomal doxorubicin) or DaunoXome (Liposomal daunorubicin); Liposomal form minimizes side effects (liposomal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Has KS been forgetten?

Posted by curi0us, 2 Replies
Hi all, first post here. I have been diagnosed positive for over 2 years my numbers were strong and my doctor saw no need to start therapy right away. Last september I contracted foliculitis/MRSA (probably from the gym) and was given bactrim to... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Pen Pals, anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...disease up until 2002, when I developed Kaposi's Sarcoma, and it has really affected my body in unexpected ways. I am currently on DOXIL and taxol systemically. I also started using PanRetin gel. The disease continues to move forward, in spite... Read more »