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How To Treat Kaposi Sarcoma When You Are Hiv Positive

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What hospital would you suggest that I get a second opinion? (NON-HIV-RELATED KAPOSIS SARCOMA, 2010)

Dr. Robert,I am a 61 y/o gay male who is HIV negative and I have KS with HHV-8. I am being treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center. I use Panretin gel, however, I am not seeing significant progress. Is KS that rare in HIV neg. men?I am thinking about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...opinion, certainly Sloan-Kettering would be a good choice.There are several different types or classifications of non-HIV-related Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS). A complete discussion of each is beyond the scope of this forum, which is devoted to... 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... Read more »

Kaposis Sarcoma

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently wrote to you about my partners KS- he was going to have chemo but the... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men With HHV-8 Coinfection Face Increased Risk of Developing Kaposi's Sarcoma, Study Says

...HIV-positive individuals who are also infected with the human herpesvirus type 8 could face an increased risk of developing Kaposi's Sarcoma, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the journal AIDS , Reuters Health reports... Read more »
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kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If a Kaposi's sarcoma is diagnosed, is it an important thing to treat? I guess the question is, will other things kill a person Read more »

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

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