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Kaposi's Sarcoma Definition

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

These treatments only deal with the skin lesions, not with KS overall. Skin lesions may come back after treatment. If KS has spread into internal organs, systemic (whole-body) drug treatment is used. If ART is not enough, the drugs doxorubicin (Doxil) daunorubicin (DaunoXome) or paclitaxel (Taxol) may be added. Doxil and DaunoXome are anti-cancer drugs in "liposomal" form. "Liposomal" means that tiny amounts of drug are encased in small fat...
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If you have Kaposi's sarcoma, do you have AIDS?

if you have Kaposi's sarcoma do yo have HIV or AIDS and can you tell me how wold you know if you have KS...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Kaposi'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 »

Kaposi's Sarcoma @ 10 weeks??

Thank you for answering my question regarding hepatitis testing... Is it possible to show signs of Kaposi's Sarcoma 10 weeks after a potential exposure? I have purple/red painful spots on my hard palate that my doctors cant figure out.. My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think in light of your night sweats and fatigue and new rash that you should definitely be seen by your primary medical doctor who will probably order some appropriate blood tests. Then it would probably be helpful to see a dermatologist for a... Read more »

Symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma

My partner has decided to stop taking the 'cocktail' drugs due to the gastrointestinal side effects he could no longer tolerate. He has made the very difficult decision to treat opportunistic infections instead. His viral load is literally...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The purplish lesion can indeed be KS. A simple skin biopsy would give a definitive answer. KS can be very variable in that some patients do NOT develop progressive disease, while other patients develop more lesions as time progresses, particularly... Read more »

Could you get Kaposi Sarcoma or Hiv even if you used a condom?

Yes, I wanted to know if you could get Hiv or Kaposi Sarcoma even though you used a condom. 11 almost 12 years ago, I saw really bright red spots on my thigh about 3 to 6 weeks after itercourse.There was definately protection there but I have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,As you have probably read in this forum many times, "protected" sex is indeed protected if the latex condom was used properly and did not fail.The "spots" you describe do not sound at all like Kaposi's Sarcoma. If a... Read more »
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does this look like kaposi's sarcoma? *picture*

Posted by anxious66, 2 Replies
i have read that kaposi sarcoma can present itself at any stage of HIV infection, this is IF i was infected which everyone i'v spoken to is convinced i havent.

risk was unprotected oral msm me giving for about a minute, no ejaculation, possibly... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone 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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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 »