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KS diagnosis methods

Dear doctor,I am 29yo and I write from a town near Napoli. I have started HAART with Truvada and Sustiva since 4 weeks with 252cd4/ml (16%) and VL=939.000. I have lost 6 kg (from 77 to 71) but I eat even more than before. Next week I'll know my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That pathology report is not definitive for KS. It is difficult to say with any certainty what you skin lesions represent and I suggest you get them biopsied to be certain and confirm any diagnoses. Read more »

Recent KS Diagnosis despite a high CD4 count; how do I know if I have internal KS

Dear Dr. D,Thank you for all your answers! I was recently diagnosed with KS, which resulted from a... Read more »

KS Diagnosis, but HIV negative. How is this possible? Am I contagious?

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