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How Is Ks Transmitted

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How do elderly men in the Meditteranean region get KS if the virus is sexually transmitted?

KS, I believe, was traditionally in the past more common in the Mediterranean and Middle East among elderly men, correct? How are these elderly men contracting this disease caused by a Herpes Virus? Please don't say that they are going to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an excellent question, one which has challanged researchers. All forms of KS are caused by a herepsvirus (also known as HHV-8 or Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus). This herpesvirus is found predominately in the saliva (this is true for most... Read more »

Can KS be transmiteed through oral sex?

What do you make of the report in JAMA this month that KS may be transmitted through oral sex?... Read more »

KS in women

Hello doctor! I know KS is usually found only in men. Why? And how often is it found in women?... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

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Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am about to post a question regarding KS and acute HIV rash. Does KS generally manifest itself early, perhaps within the acute infection period. Does it resemble red dots with white centres sometimes? Also, if a woman with KS were to perform oral... 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 »

Sore throat for over 2 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I kissed a shady (found out later she was a heavy drug user) girl and touched her genitals. From 2 days after, I kissed her, I have had a sore throat that will not go away and is even getting worse. Have had all tests besides HIV come up negative.... Read more »