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Skin Lesion On Hand Of Aids Patient With Kaposi's 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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i have kaposi sarcoma lesions on skin what is the treatment

my cd 4 is 350 and i have many ks lesions on my skin only and my doctor told i have to start the chemotherapy but i have problem i could not have caelyx or doxil the avaiable is (admrycine , vinblastine , novantrone ) and he advised me to start on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.The first approach to treatment of KS is to be on effective HIV medications-- as you are. For many individuals, this alone will cause regression of the tumors. While I'm not expert in oncology, there is a range of... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma: One lesion only

Dear Dr. Dezube, I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995 after the biopsy of a single lesion from my right buttock proved to be Kaposi's sarcoma. I have never had a another lesion since. Why would I have only one lesion after five and a half years? I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Mark, KS often acts in funny ways -- I have patients in my practice who would develop 10 new lesions per week were it not for chemotherapy, and other patients like you who develop one new lesion every five years. Consider yourself very lucky!... Read more »

Will my Kaposi Sarcoma lesions go away after treatment?

Hello:I was diagnosed with KS approx 2 years ago. After that I underwent weekly chemotherapy for 1.5 years and then electron radiation daily for 10 sessions. Although, the CT Scan now shows the KS has receeded, the dark black marks are still all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best treatment for Kaposi's sarcoma is effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels and allows for significant immune reconstitution (increase in CD4 cell count). In addition there... Read more »

Possible Kaposi's sarcoma? Spots on my hands and feet.

Hello I really need some advice. If one tested positive for herpes 2 virus, but negative for HIV several times past six month period, is that accurate that one is HIV negative period? Also I tested negative for syphilis and hepatitis. But I have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It would be quite unlikely, but not impossible, for you to develop KS if you are HIV negative. Your negative HIV is good enough, you need to do no further testing in terms of HIV.As for your red spots, please permit me to re-run my response from... Read more »
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Kaposi's sarcoma lesions

Posted by paulie_tx, 3 Replies
I just started meds last month. I've got about 5 ks lesions (mostly on my face) and I'm freaking out.

Anyone have experience with this KS aids-related cancer??? Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma---PLEASE HELP

Posted by InvisibleNoMore, 3 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 questions

Posted by jstanavgguy, 1 Reply
I recently foun d a dark spot on the inside of my thigh. I actually scraped it off, as it was on the top of my skin, almost like a mole or birthmark.

Underneath of this spot, there was no more discoloration, and there was hardly any bleeding.

Are KS... Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous
I have KS and was diagnosed in August 2001, and shortly thereafter was tested for HIV and was positive. My t-cells are in the 600s and I have been undetectable since Sept. 2001. My KS are on my right ankle. About every 9 months I get a new, but... Read more »