Prognosis For Intestinal Kaposi's Sarcoma
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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 »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIt sounds like it may be KS. These kind of skin lesions -- especially when there are a small number -- is more of a cosmetic problem than a health problem. They can be treated with injections of various medicines into the lesion or with radiation... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolThe purplish lesion can indeed be KS. A simple skin biopsy would give a definitive answer. KS can be very variable in that some patients do NOT develop progressive disease, while other patients develop more lesions as time progresses, particularly... Read more »
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 »
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Posted by Triple, 1 ReplyI am providing the updates I promised. Yes I do have Kaposi's Sarcoma, and yes I have tested negative four times (3 elisa's and 1 DNA PCR). The doctors say they have never seen someone my age have Kaposi's and not HIV. They are wondering why I... Read more »
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 »
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