Kaposi's Sarcoma Itch
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Harvard Medical SchoolI appreciate your fear. Knowledge is power. As I'm sure your well aware, both HIV and KS are VERY treatable. I would urge you in the strongest of terms to get HIV-tested and probably to have one of your lesions biopsied. Then, you will... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,There is no reason to avoid exercise because you have Kaposi sarcoma.Why have you chosen "not to pursue treatment for KS," if the lesions have been present for four years and are causing you at least psychological discomfort? Have... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello English Lad,Can you contract KS by kissing? No, not if your immune system is healthy.The KS story is a bit complicated. I'll reprint some additional information below. Basically, in order to acquire KS, a cofactor is required. That... 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 »
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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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI really need to talk with someone about KS. Heard that it is rare in women. Are there any ladies out there with Kaposi's sarcoma who could answer some questions/offer some support? I'll respond as soon as I see a reply to this post. Thanks!
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