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Ks Facts

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Treatment for KS. Should I take chemotherapy or just rely on the fact that my immune system will improve?

I was diagnosed 7 weeks ago that I am HIV positive and that the small purple spots on my neck was KS. At that time my CD4 cell count was 143 and Viral load 438,080. After 5 weeks on medication my CD4 cell count went to 350 and my Viral load to 1300....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your situation is actually not that uncommon. Both you are your physician are correct. Your immune system will improve, but this takes time. The improvement in your immune system will happen over the course of the next few months and continue... Read more »

KS lesion-scaly or shiny?

Would a KS lesion look scaly? Would it have a dry or rougher texture than surrounding skin? Would... Read more »

Am I doomed to get KS?

The person who I was with had red marks one by the mouth, one by the nose, one by the eyebrow. If... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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KS suspect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have reason to believe I may have come into contact with KS, I understand these lesions can show up briefly and dissapear just as quickly. I`m really worried. It looks nothing like typical herpes rashes or syhpillis. In fact it looks more like... Read more »

The story on Triple.

Posted by Anonymous
People please listen up. I'm not one to judge if people are full of crap or not. If Triple says he has KS I believe him. The fact of the matter is that he is Hiv negative bottom line. I went to a dermatologist about six months ago. We were talking... Read more »

Just need to talk...and thank you

Posted by max66, 10 Replies
I'm newly diagnosed, feel well, but started meds because of KS on my leg. That was actually why I went to the Dr in the first place, I didn't know what that purple spot on my leg was. When the biopsy came back as KS I knew I must be HIV positive.... Read more »

Whats the deal?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just finished reading thru many old posts. I just recieved a negative result after my last "risky" exposure from 2yrs ago! I thought this meant I was ok...that I could move on with my life. Now after reading about someone testing negative for... Read more »