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Ways To Treat Kaposis Sarcoma

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

... What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common
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kidney failure + kaposi sarcoma

I have an aunt in her mid 60's and she has been positive for some time now. She was diagnosed with kaposi's sarcoma a month ago and had been treated with Cosmegen. After 3 weeks of treatment, her kidney results came in and treatment was...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...not she should be on a regimen that maintains her VL less than 50. Getting the CD4 count up may significantly help reduce the Kaposi's sarcoma, especially if it is only present on the skin. Best of Luck.Joe Read more »

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
...first identified in 1994 as a novel herpes virus we now term "human herpesvirus-8 (HHV8). (It is also sometimes called KSHV for Kaposi's sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus.) HHV8/KSHV is necessary, but not sufficient on it's own to cause KS. Other... Read more »

Sarcoma de Kaposi+ LOW CD4 count

Drs.My brother has aids, on May 2006 he had only 2 CD4 linfosites after all this time of treatment he is getting better but we can't get a new CD4 count because they run out of reactives here in Bolivia and we hope we can do a new count next year....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A CD4 count of 2 is certainly low so he has a long way to go to reach a safer CD4 level > 200). Often but not always Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) will improve when effective HIV treatment results in a significant rise in CD4 cells >> 200 cells/mm3. ... Read more »

Symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma

My partner has decided to stop taking the 'cocktail' drugs due to the gastrointestinal side effects he could no longer tolerate. He has made the very difficult decision to treat opportunistic infections instead. His viral load is literally 'off the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...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 therapy.To make a definite diagnosis he... Read more »
Articles
University of California-San Francisco

UCSF Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Kaposi's Sarcoma

... Charles S. Craik, Ph.D. UCSF researchers have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, re-opening the possibility of using the class of drugs called protease inhibitors against the full... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

... Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The KS Project Report: Research Paper Details Advances, Obstacles In The Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma

...APLA's Marty Majchrowicz debuted their joint collaboration, "The KS Project Report: Current Issues in Research and Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma," at the X International Conference in Yokohama before the otherwise listless press corps. Following... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...doctor. OIs and Women There are certain sex differences in OIs: Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women may have higher rates of... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma - after four weeks?

Posted by Sprite1, 1 Reply
...How 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 »

kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...does anyone here have KS? Read more »

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 Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone 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. Read more »