Is Kaposi Sarcoma Dangerous
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.I'd think it would be very unusual to see a new Kaposi's lesion in someone with a normal CD4 cell count and undetectable viral load.You're correct though, it's really difficult, if not dangerous to... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolKaposi'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 »
Harvard Medical SchoolKaposi's sarcoma is an AIDS-defining illness. So by definition, if a person is HIV positive and has KS, then that person has full-blown AIDS, no matter what the person's CD4 count is. It turns out that folks who get diagnosed with AIDS... Read more »
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Posted by paulie_tx, 3 RepliesI just started meds last month. I've got about 5 ks lesions (mostly on my face) and I'm freaking out.
Anyone have experience with this KS aids-related cancer??? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone 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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Posted by Sprite1, 1 ReplyHow 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 »
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