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How Does Kaposis Sarcoma Spread

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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
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Kaposi's Sarcoma

If someone has ks lesions on lower leg and also ankle swelling that also seems related to ks will these things clear up once on meds. I am presently not due to normal t cell count but am concerned that ks might spread if I do not get on meds.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...In most cases Kaposi's Sarcoma resolves when antiretroviral therapy is started. Based on this observation, it is reasonable to start HAART at a higher CD4+ Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma progressing despite HAART

I got a kaposi's sarcoma on one on my toe almst a year ago and it was treated with radiotherapy and it went away. At that point i started taking Atripla. My Dr. says Atripla would stop developing more KS but i had new ones in my back and legs. The...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting.In most cases, Kaposi's Sarcoma stops progressing and often recedes in response to HAART. However, this is not always the case. There are some instances in Read more »

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 »

Kaposis Sarcoma, symptoms?

Hello Dr. Dezube, I really appreciate what you are doing here. I have read everything I could find on Kaposis Sarcoma, and read somewhere that it spreads through the capillaries. I have a quarter sized flat spot on my foot that comes and goes,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...It's hard to make a diagnosis over the internet. Nothing you described to me sounds like KS. The only sure way to make a sure diagnosis of KS is to biopsy a persistent pigmented spot. It doesn't sound like your spot Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Physicians in San Francisco Identify Kaposi's Sarcoma Cluster Among HIV-Positive MSM

...New England Journal of Medicine said they had identified between November 2004 and January 2006 a cluster of nine cases of Kaposi's sarcoma among HIV-positive men who have sex with men, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kaposi's sarcoma... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: B. More About KS

...unclear. So, for now, testing for HHV-8 is usually a research tool. References Schwartz RA, Micali G, Nasca MR, et al. Kaposi sarcoma: a continuing conundrum. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology . 2008 Aug;59(2):179-206. ... Read more »
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: C. KS in HIV-Negative Men

...formation so that people can take steps to protect themselves. References Hiatt KM, Nelson AM, Lichy JH, et al. Classic Kaposi Sarcoma in the United States over the last two decades: a clinicopathologic and molecular study of 438... Read more »
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Kaposi's

Posted by Triple, 1 Reply
...I am providing the updates I promised. Yes I do have Kaposi's Sarcoma, and yes I have tested negative four times (3 elisa's and 1 DNA PCR). The doctors say they have never seen someone my age have 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 »

kaposi's sarcoma

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