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How Do You Get Rid Of Kaposi 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 sarcoma

I have had lesions for a year and but was not diagnosed with KS until this past August due to the medical oversight of an ill-experienced MD...Today I visited a doctor who said I should start Chemotherapy immediately....I'm HIV positive and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is possible that if you have a good T cell response to your HIV medicines that the KS may regress on its own, so my advice would be to wait until you have been on therapy for at least 4 months before you decide chemotherapy is necessary. If the... Read more »

kaposis sarcoma

dear doctori'm a (young) hiv+ guy from sydney, australia, for a year now. 3 months ago, i had a very low t-cell count and a high viral load. i started to get night sweats. my doctor had me started on medication to be on the safe side....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, my personal experience is that KS usually goes away as the immune system recovers and CD4 cells increase on antiretroviral therapy. In some cases it doesn't resolve, and chemotherapy for KS is necessary. The chemo is not fun and it is... Read more »

Treating Kaposi Sarcoma

Is it worth taking the risk of changing medications to get rid of the KS? It's been progressing to the point I've had to start specific chemiotherapy (will be testing it for the next 6 weeks);4.Could you recommend anyone or a website...
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's probably not worth changing your HIV regimen. More impact on KS is seen going from no HIV meds to being on HIV meds.There are many websites out there. Not exactly sure what you are looking for. You might start with this one from 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's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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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 - 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 »

Any women out there with Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I really need to talk with someone about KS. Heard that it is rare in women. Are there any ladies out there with Kaposi's sarcoma who could answer some questions/offer some support? I'll respond as soon as I see a reply to this post. Thanks!

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