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Life Expectancy For People With Hiv Associated Kaposi Sarcoma

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

These treatments only deal with the skin lesions, not with KS overall. Skin lesions may come back after treatment. If KS has spread into internal organs, systemic (whole-body) drug treatment is used. If ART is not enough, the drugs doxorubicin (Doxil) daunorubicin (DaunoXome) or paclitaxel (Taxol) may be added. Doxil and DaunoXome are anti-cancer drugs in "liposomal" form. "Liposomal" means that tiny amounts of drug are encased in small fat...
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Kaposis Sarcoma

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently wrote to you about my partners KS- he was going to have chemo but the consultant said as the lesions are fading they are going to wait and see for another 4 to 6 weeks. I wonder if you could ask you a quick question, may sound...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello 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 »

Kaposi's Sarcoma & HIV

I was recently diagnosed two weeks ago with CD count 220 and load of 200,000. One of the drugs caused a jaundice reaction, therefore, I am trying another one. My question, does KS complicate treatment? What do you recommend for KS? Is KS an...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks 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 »

kaposi sarcoma

I have had lesions for a year and but was not diagnosed with KS until this past August due to the medical oversight of an ill-experienced MD...Today I visited a doctor who said I should start Chemotherapy immediately....I'm HIV positive and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is possible that if you have a good T cell response to your HIV medicines that the KS may regress on its own, so my advice would be to wait until you have been on therapy for at least 4 months before you decide chemotherapy is necessary. If the... Read more »

Kaposi sarcoma at < 500 CD4 count?

Dr. Henry, I am currently on HAART and my last CD4 count was 450 22%. I was reading about occular issues in HIV positive people (due to the recent onset of "floaters" and came across the following.. Is it true that KS can occur in CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters are very common in the general population as well as HIV+ persons. Not generally indicative of AIDS/HIV related pathology when the CD4 coutn >> 200. KS is sometimes seen with higher CD4 counts. Floaters due to KS or other HIV-related... Read more »
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kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If a Kaposi's sarcoma is diagnosed, is it an important thing to
treat? I guess the question is, will other things kill a person
first?....Is this a sign that the end is in sight? What relevence
is a Kaposi's... Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma---PLEASE HELP

Posted by InvisibleNoMore, 2 Replies
Hello All,

Today I found out that the lesions that were covering my body for the past couple months are Kaposi Sarcoma. I was diagnosed HIV+ almost a year ago. Since diagnosis I have been on Complera and my viral load has been undetectable and my CD4... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma in aids

Posted by Anonymous
I posted something yesterday and i have seen many people look at it however no responses could someone please respond!!!Also i will reword it...My brother inlaw has aids and these leasions are present when does this usually happen?Early or late... 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 under... Read more »