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Kaposi's Sarcoma In Black People

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AIDS InfoNet

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 European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common
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Kaposis Sarcoma

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently wrote to you about my partners KS- he was going to have chemo but the consultant said as the lesions are fading they are going to wait and see for another 4 to 6 weeks. I wonder if you could ask you a quick question, may sound...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first identified in 1994 as a novel herpes virus we now term "human herpesvirus-8 (HHV8). (It is also sometimes called KSHV for Kaposi's sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus.) HHV8/KSHV is necessary, but not sufficient on it's own to cause KS. Other... Read more »

my boyfriends black spot on bottom of foot

Hi I have been with my boyfriend for about three months now, and I have noticed a flat black spot on the bottom of his foot the size of a pencil eracer.or a little larger. are the symptoms of Kaposi's sarcoma of a black spot? how long after being...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...cause of the spots would be to have them examined by a health care professional.Kaposi sarcoma is a condition that is seen in people with HIV infection (although others..ususally middle aged-older Mediterranen men can also have it). It can occur... Read more »

kaposi's sarcoma

I have lesions all over my body. Would exercise be good for me and ks? I am afraid for some reason. I choose not not pursue treatment for ks other than my meds. I have been positive for 18 years. Relatively healthy. The ks mostly bothers my mind....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives of this site. Read up on the various treatment modalities and discuss your options with your doctor, OK?Good luck.Dr. BobKaposi's Sarcoma (KS) May 31, 2005 What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma = AIDS?

I was wondering if the appearance of Kaposi's Sarcoma is an indicator of AIDS or can one get it with HIV+ status? DOes it depend on how large the lesions are?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The histologic diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma indicates AIDS in an HIV infected person. KH Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: A. Kaposi's Sarcoma -- Past and Future

...viruses could be the cause of KS. In the mid-1990s, one team zeroed in on a virus called HHV-8 (human herpes virus-8), or KSHV (Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus), and suggested that it was the cause of KS tumours. But more recent research suggests... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The KS Project Report: Research Paper Details Advances, Obstacles In The Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma

...APLA's Marty Majchrowicz debuted their joint collaboration, "The KS Project Report: Current Issues in Research and Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma," at the X International Conference in Yokohama before the otherwise listless press corps. Following... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...Disease Control (CDC). The most common ones are: PCP ( Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

kaposi's sarcoma

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

What are the symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible for a person to develop KS less than a year after infection? Here is my story. I had a risky encounter in November 05. Within 2 weeks I Read more »

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 »