Skin Lesion On Hand Of Aids Patient With Kaposi's Sarcoma
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello 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 »
Harvard Medical SchoolDear 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Harvard Medical SchoolIt 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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Posted by paulie_tx, 3 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by InvisibleNoMore, 2 RepliesHello 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 »
Posted by jstanavgguy, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by AnonymousI 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 »
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