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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...control. These new cases seem to be mild and not life-threatening. KS is mostly a disease of men: there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on...
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KS Treatment 2010

Dear Dr. Bob,First off I know this isn't the correct forum for this issue but I haven't seen/ noticed any active which would be applicable so if you could help or point me in the right direction it would be most appreciated!I was diagnosed with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions... Read more »

Kaposi's first appearance

Doctor Frascino , I want to express to you the admiration for all the great information this site provides plus your humorous , friendly answers to even the most stupid questions from many of us , internet users ...and well , im afraid here is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions... Read more »

purple patches

Can a Kaposi sarcoma flat lesion, occur in one day, ie suddenly. I have about a dime size lesion on my thigh and it occurred in one day. it blanches though, can it still be Kaposi. Has been there a week unchanged.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bisexual and gay men. (We still don't completely understand why.) Topically it presents as flat or slightly raised dark purple skin spots. It can also affect the lungs, gastrointestinal track, mouth and other internal organs. K.S. often gets... Read more »

Treatment and KS?

I am currently on 100 mg Norvir, Combivir, 600 mg Prezista and still having KS lesions on my legs and getting more,, HELP! Are there any new approved drugs that can help treat this?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions... Read more »
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...bones. In Europe, Sculptra is called New-Fill and has been used by more than 100,000 people to treat wrinkles and scars. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses PLLA was approved by the FDA on August 3, 2004, for the treatment of facial fat loss (also called... Read more »
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...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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Is it possible?

Posted by scared2Bpos, 5 Replies
...taking vicodin) -numbness in hands and feet -severe uncontrollable muscle twitches and jerking -starting to get blisters on arms -purple spots under skin (look like bruises) I have been tested for all STD's, HIV 1 & 2 and syphilis. I know... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood Read more »

weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ive been poz for almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i Read more »

red, pink, brown or purplish blotches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...said to be a symptom of ARS: red, pink, brown or purplish blotches on and/or under the skin http://www.13kg.com/facts/hiv_aids_common_symptoms.htm That's rather scary. Does anybody know what these look like and what causes them? Please... Read more »