Kaposi's Sarcoma Prognosis
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Harvard Medical SchoolHaving Kaposi's sarcoma does NOT necessarily make an HIV-infected patient any sicker or have a worse prognosis than if (s)he did not have KS. It is NOT eventually fatal. It usually responds very well to treatment! The most important thing for... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.In general, if the KS is limited to the skin, for most patients, the best treatment is HAART. The best regimen for you is based on decisions about the HIV and less about KS.KS is certainly not a death sentence- with... 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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