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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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starting Atripla weight and Kaposi Sarcoma

I just recently got diagnosed with HIV In Feb and have started treatment with Atripla. I have two concerns. The first is the fact that I have always been skinny and thin faced. Will Atripla help me in gaining or maintaining a healthy weight? My face...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I just recently got diagnosed with HIV In Feb and have started treatment with Atripla. I have two concerns. The first is the fact that I have always been skinny and thin faced. Will Atripla help me in gaining or maintaining a healthy weight? My face... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma and Doxil; How long should I be treated for

I was diagnosed with KS in Dec. 2001, and had my tonsils removed because of a lesion on them. I have five lesions on my body, and a few in my mouth/throat. I recently had my first Doxil treatment, and my oncologist says I may only need 2...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I personally treat patients with a couse of 6 treatments. This may be an issue of style. Your oncologist is not necessarily wrong if your therapy is cut short. Different cancer doctors approach things differently. The only time I cut the... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma- what does the future hold?

I have been HIV+ for 5 years and started treatment on dec 2002. I was recently diagnosed with KS although it appears not to have affected my internal organs and seams to only be lesions on my skin,The doctor has decided to treat my KS with radiation...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The vast majority of patients with KS have a bright future. It is important that you continue to take your HIV drugs since your KS will be easier to treat as your HIV drugs help restore your immune system. KS is caused by an infection by the... Read more »

Can I get Kaposi's sarcoma from a woman?

I am a straight male. I would like to know if it is likely to get Kaposi's sarcoma from a woman?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by the Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (also known as human herpes virus-8, HHV8). It is mostly found in the oral cavity (saliva). HHV8 is a pretty common virus, particulary among gay men (either HIV+ or HIV-).... Read more »
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Kaposi Sarcoma---PLEASE HELP

Posted by InvisibleNoMore, 2 Replies
Hello All,

Today I found out that the lesions that were covering my body for the past couple months are Kaposi Sarcoma. I was diagnosed HIV+ almost a year ago. Since diagnosis I have been on Complera and my viral load has been undetectable and my CD4... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there who has KS or has knowledge about it?
I need to communicate with you if you are that person. Please respond-I would be so very grateful. Thanks.

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kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here have KS? Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma - after four weeks?

Posted by Sprite1, 1 Reply
How quickly does Kaposi's Sarcoma manifest? In addition to what I believe are new moles, I also have a couple of flat red spots on my shoulder now. Read more »