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How Do You Tell If You Have Kaposis Sarcoma

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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
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ks (KAPOSI'S SARCOMA)

Hi Dr Bob,Just logged back in over the last couple of weeks... my bf started his meds in jan and his cd 4 has come up to 500 and he is undetectable at mo . He seeems so much healthier and has much more energy but has just been diagnosed with KS - he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...viral load) and immunologically (CD4 count skyrocketing to 500) is excellent and extremely encouraging news! Congratulations! Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a type of cancer triggered by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). KS affects... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma = AIDS?

I was wondering if the appearance of Kaposi's Sarcoma is an indicator of AIDS or can one get it with HIV+ status? DOes it depend on how large the lesions are?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The histologic diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma indicates AIDS in an HIV infected person. KH Read more »

What is Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

Dear Doctor:A friend of mine is HIV+ and has developed purplish spots over his neck and arms..when asked what they were he responded Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) and left it at that. Exactly what is this, and its significance to his disease.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...KS is a type of cancer of the cells that line the blood vessels. If it's only on the skin or inside the mouth, it can be more of Read more »

Kaposis Sarcoma - I'm scared to death; Do I have KS or HIV?

Hello Dr., I apologize for the long question, but things are starting to add up and scare me a bit here. I am a 28 year old heterosexual white male. I have a growing concern that I may have K.S., and therefore HIV. About 5 weeks ago I developed a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I appreciate your fear. Knowledge is power. As I'm sure your well aware, both HIV and KS are VERY treatable. I would urge you in the strongest of terms to get HIV-tested and probably to have one of your lesions biopsied. Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

The KS Project Report: Research Paper Details Advances, Obstacles In The Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma

...APLA's Marty Majchrowicz debuted their joint collaboration, "The KS Project Report: Current Issues in Research and Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma," at the X International Conference in Yokohama before the otherwise listless press corps. Following... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: A. Kaposi's Sarcoma -- Past and Future

...and trends. Lancet Oncology 2008 Jul;9(7):683-92. Bahl S, Theis B, Nishri D, et al. Changing incidence of AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Ontario, Canada. Cancer causes & control . 2008; in press . Read more »
University of California-San Francisco

UCSF Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Kaposi's Sarcoma

... Charles S. Craik, Ph.D. UCSF researchers have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, re-opening the possibility of using the class of drugs called protease inhibitors against the full... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...drug-resistant cancer. Cancer Research 2000;60(7):1878-1886. Hillman J.D., Peng A.T., Gilliam A.C., et al. Treatment of Kaposi sarcoma with oral administration of shark cartilage in a human herpesevirus 8-seropositive, human immunodeficiency... Read more »
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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 »

kaposi's sarcoma

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

What are the symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible for a person to develop KS less than a year after infection? Here is my story. I had a risky encounter in November 05. Within 2 weeks I had tingling 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. ... Read more »