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Getting Rid Of Ks

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common cause of KS now is HIV infection. KS is a sign of AIDS. KS usually shows...
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What should I do about my 50 KS lesions?

Dr.Bruce,I have approx.50 KS lesions on skin.I have been on HAART meds. for around 6 months with great results. Viracept is one of the drugs in the cocktail,suposed to be good for helping with KS also. I want to know besides panretin gel,is there...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If you have 50 KS lesions, you are certainly a candidate for chemotherapy. I'm not sure why your doctor says it's not advisable at this time. The chemotherapy, which we give for AIDS-related KS, is Doxil or DaunoXome. These are chemotherapy agents... Read more »

Kaposi's & Partner Counseling; My partner is freaking out; Can I dump him into the Hudson River?

I have AIDS, it is under control(viral load 130; CD4 cells over 300). My KS is getting worse.My Dr's told me I need Chemo, I start tomorrow-1st day -HORRAY-I am ok w/ this. I am a very healthy man, but I want to get rid of this KS before it gets...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Please don't dump your partner in the Hudson River. In the unlikely event that you have done so, please call 911 to retreive him.On a more serious note, starting chemotherapy (or starting HIV meds) can indeed create stress. Hopefully by the time... Read more »

Does Panretin gel really help destroy KS? I had lymphoma and now I have KS

I finished my last round of chemotherapy (CHOP+R) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma about six months ago and am starting to feel very good again. I'm in remission and will hopefully stay that way. The experience was the pits but at least it wasn't the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
First, congratulations on completely the lymphoma treatment. This is quite an achievement and you should feel good about yourself for having gone through it and for having recovered both physically and spiritually. It is very important that you... Read more »

Effectiveness of Intralesional Velban; Will it prevent the spread of KS?

How effective is intralesional velban generally considered to be in getting rid of Kaposi's sarcoma lesions? Are multiple injections at the same site required? Is there any evidence that such treatment prevents the spread of KS in the same general...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Intralesional velban is a procedure by which the chemotherapeutic drug velban is injected directly into the KS lesion. I use this procedure alot. It is very effective (about 80% effective) at taking care of the KS lesions. Please note that the... Read more »
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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Health Insurance AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicaid Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptosporidiosis

What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Can Crypto Be Prevented? How Is Crypto Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) is an infection caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium . A parasites gets its... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions.... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
Hi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv. I have a Dr . that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4... Read more »

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 »

KS worry

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Allow me to clarify my previous post. If a woman with HIV contained KS and were to perform fellatio on you, is there an increased risk of transmission? Are lesions usually pin-point sized or do they vary? I`m very worried and I`m sorry if it seems... Read more »