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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...an accumulation of fluid that can be fatal. KS can often be diagnosed by looking at the skin lesions. They are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain. They can look like a bruise, but a bruise will lose its purple color if you push on it; a KS lesion won't. KS lesions can grow into raised bumps or patches and grow together. Your health care provider might take a small sample (a biopsy) from skin spots to examine under a microscope...
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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
...lesions. They are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain. They can look like a bruise, but a bruise will lose its purple color if you push on it; a KS lesion won't. KS lesions can grow into raised bumps or patches and grow together.... Read more »

Aids Defining

Is ks aids defining if a person has a high t cell count in the 900's ? Should a person begin medications at this point if they only have one or two lesions on the skin ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lesions. They are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain. They can look like a bruise, but a bruise will lose its purple color if you push on it; a KS lesion won't. KS lesions can grow into raised bumps or patches and grow together.... Read more »

Can KS lesion change color?

Hi Dr. Feinberg. Thanks for your quick responses to questions-you're the fastest on this forum! Can a KS lesion appear to vary in color from day to day or even within the same day? Can it react to heat by changing in color,especially after being...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...KS lesions do not change color from day to day or within the same day. Treated lesions or those that respond to combination HIV meds may fade gradually and Read more »

Effectiveness of Intralesional Velban; Will it prevent the spread of KS?

How effective is intralesional velban generally considered to be in getting rid of Kaposi's sarcoma lesions? Are multiple injections at the same site required? Is there any evidence that such treatment prevents the spread of KS in the same general...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...the lesion appear more cosmetically acceptable. The lesion will become less bumpy (i.e. it will become flatter) and lighter in color. HOWEVER, this treatment tends not to give you totally normal looking skin. Most of my patients are quite... Read more »
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Sarcoma de Kaposi

...menos 8 hombres con KS por cada mujer. Es uno de los signos más visibles de SIDA ya que se presenta como manchas (lesiones) de color rojo o púrpura sobre la piel blanca y manchas azuladas, café o negras sobre la piel oscura. Las lesiones... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

...can lead to an abscess formation which can be debilitating. A photo showing rampant decay in the cervical area can be seen in Color Plate 8-1 at the end of this chapter. In cases of rampant decay, treatment should be expedited, which may mean... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
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Sintomas HPV o Herpes sin lesiones ?

Posted by Anonymous
...el utero. Me han realizado una citologa y un cultivo ( aparte de pruebas en sangre de silfilis, hepatitis, cultivo viral para herpes, y VIH ) , y todo ha dado negativo, pero desde una relacin de riesgo tengo este picor constante. Puede ser algo... Read more »

opinen

Posted by jose_luis_perez, 3 Replies
creen que si me hago las pruebas despues de una practica de sexo oral insertivo puedo dar positivo???????????????? Read more »

Manifestaciones Clinicas del VIH

Posted by romantico, 1 Reply
...sudoracin nocturna, prdida de peso y anemia. Se observan lesiones drmicas de tamao variable, incluidas ppulas de aspecto vascular color rojo o prpura, ndulos o lceras. Las lesiones se pueden presentar en cualquier localizacin aunque son raras en... Read more »

lesiones cutaneas

Posted by tronco2
...alguien me puede decir de que manera se presentan las lesiones cutaneas? gracias. Read more »