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Kaposi's Sarcoma Virus

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HHV-8 (Kaposi's sarcoma virus) and Pregnancy; What risk is there to a fetus?

I have a question related to HHV-8 and transmitting this virus during pregnancy to the fetus.Years ago, I engaged in 2 separate instances of deep kissing with a bisexual male, who about 2 years later developed fairly serious symptoms of HIV...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You raise a very important question. You are concerned that you may have been exposed to HHV-8, and you question what risk this poses to your fetus. The first point I want to stress is that HHV-8 is a relatively common virus. It is true that it is... Read more »

What are the symptoms of HHV-8, the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma?

What are the symtoms of HHV-8, are they the same as HIV? I have already tested negative for HIV... Read more »

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... Read more »
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University of California-San Francisco

UCSF Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Kaposi's Sarcoma

...had specifically and rationally designed to mimic the protease interface. The work identified six molecules that inhibited the Kaposi's sarcoma virus protease activity by at least 50 percent, including one that was highly potent. That discovery... Read more »
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Transmission of Human Herpes Virus Type 8 (HHV-8, The Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpes Virus)

Although it has been over five years since the initial reports of a virus related to KS were made, it is still unclear just how this virus is transmitted. Studies by various investigators have shown a clear and fairly striking relationship between... Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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... 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 had tingling in my hands and feet (still do). I developed ringing in my ears and soreness... Read more »

kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the other da i noticed a lesion on my chest. turns out to e kaposi's sarcoma. However, I have consistenly tested neg for hiv. Can this be with out hiv? Or am I one who is the 1% the tests cant catch? Read more »