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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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Viral Load

I am 31yrs of age and recently diagnosed in may2006. My cd4 was 281 and viral load 750,000. I starte medication being truvda and sustiva in july 2006. I have just had recent labs (decembner06) and my cd4 is now at 340 and viral load is 287. with a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It can take 6 months to get to undetectable, particularly with such a high starting viral load. You can also switch to Atripla, which has all 3 of your meds in one pill taken once daily. If in another month or two you are not undetectable, you may... 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 »


I was diagnosed in 1987, started on AZT in '91, went through all sorts of medication until October 98 (DDI, 3TC, Saquinavir, Nevirapine, Hydrea and Crixivan. Because of increasing viral loads (10k up to 300k) and having taken most of the available...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dear Amsterdam,I am glad that you finally were able to find a combination that worked for you. It is true that often, a nice rise in CD4 cells lets the immune system start to control KS. Unfortunately, it is not always the case, and your story is... Read more »

Please Help Us Understand?

Hi Experts,Thanks for all your excellent comments and advice. Please help us make heads and tails out of this article?Thanks,NaomiFrench Doctors Suggest That Therapy Switch May Cause KS RelapseBy Sean R. HoseinJuly 8, 2003Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
What this article said in a nutshell is that some people that previously had Kaposi's Sarcoma (an AIDS-related cancer) developed recurrent Kaposi's when they were changed from a protease inhibitor based regimen to a NNRTI-based regimen. Their... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

French Doctors Suggest That Therapy Switch May Cause KS Relapse

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a tumour that usually appears on the skin and most commonly affects gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS. KS was more common in North America and Western Europe at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic than it is now. Although KS... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can Low-Dose Shark Cartilage Shrink Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)?

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a tumour that usually appears on the skin and most commonly affects HIV positive men who have sex with other men. Not surprisingly, therefore, KS is caused by a sexually transmitted virus -- HHV-8 (human herpes virus-8).... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency... 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 in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If Hepatitis is a Virus and can be cured why not HIV ? Read more »

KS suspect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have reason to believe I may have come into contact with KS, I understand these lesions can show up briefly and dissapear just as quickly. I`m really worried. It looks nothing like typical herpes rashes or syhpillis. In fact it looks more like... Read more »

KS quotation, Dr Dezube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
KS is caused by a type of herpesvirus called HHV-8 or KSHV. It likes to reside in the oral cavity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that the KS virus can be spread by deep kissing. HOWEVER, many viruses can be spread by... Read more »

KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous
Is there anyone out there with knowledge about KS or who has KS? I really need to communicate with someone who has first-hand information. Read more »