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Kaposi's Sarcoma High T-cell Count

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Will my Kaposi Sarcoma lesions go away after treatment?

Hello:I was diagnosed with KS approx 2 years ago. After that I underwent weekly chemotherapy for 1.5 years and then electron radiation daily for 10 sessions. Although, the CT Scan now shows the KS has receeded, the dark black marks are still all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels and allows for significant immune reconstitution (increase in CD4 cell count). In addition there are a variety of other measures, including both systemic and local chemotherapy,... Read more »

Kaposi sarcoma at < 500 CD4 count?

Dr. Henry, I am currently on HAART and my last CD4 count was 450 22%. I was reading about occular... Read more »

why treatment

Why must someone with localized KS need to go on treatment if they have a high T cell count in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

...French Hospital Database on HIV cohort from 1998 to 2006, the researchers investigated the incidence of AIDS-defining cancers (Kaposi's sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and cervical cancer) and non-AIDS-defining cancers (Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung... Read more »
The Body PRO

Interleukin-2 Ineffective in Maintaining Baseline CD4+ Cell Count During Treatment Interruption part of previous therapy. 4 We gave them a baseline IL-2 cycle while they were relatively immunocompetent, with good T-cell counts around 950 and, for the most part, suppressed viral loads less than 50. From that point on, we randomized... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Overall Incidence of Kaposi's Sarcoma in 2003 Only 10% of 1994 Incidence Due to Antiretroviral Drug Use, Study Says

...The number of HIV/AIDS patients diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma -- once a common cancer among people living with AIDS -- has dropped dramatically because of the use of antiretroviral drugs, Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: C. KS in HIV-Negative Men

...had blocked lymph vessels; however, ultrasound and CAT scans did not detect any KS lesions near major organs CD4+ and CD8+ cell counts were within the normal range in all the men as were another type of immune cell called NK (natural killer... Read more »
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Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...I was tested postive in 2003 and when I went in for my frist T-Cell count and Viral Load I was not sure what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get Read more »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...out. I went to my doctor to get my blood work results and he told me that all the tests were normal except that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated. I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months, including having an HIV... Read more »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low or... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hiv negative but still worried. I took a T-CELL count which came back as follows: TOTAL LYMPH. 2630 CD3+ 2090 - 79.4% CD4+ 1010 - 38.4% CD5+ 72.8% CD8+ 1157 - 44.0% RATIO Read more »