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Who Is At Risk For Kaposis Sarcoma

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HHV-8 (Kaposi's sarcoma virus) and Pregnancy; What risk is there to a fetus?

I have a question related to HHV-8 and transmitting this virus during pregnancy to the fetus.Years ago, I engaged in 2 separate instances of deep kissing with a bisexual male, who about 2 years later developed fairly serious symptoms of HIV...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...You raise a very important question. You are concerned that you may have been exposed to HHV-8, and you question what risk this poses to your fetus. The first point I want to stress is that HHV-8 is a relatively common virus. It is true that it... Read more »

To be alone or to risk myself trying to find a partner?

I'm HIV+ and today I was wondering if it really worth to search for a lifetime partner. Why I'm... Read more »

fatugue from Kaposi's sarcoma

Before I say anything else I have to state I am not certain if I am HIV+, I get my results wed.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men With HHV-8 Coinfection Face Increased Risk of Developing Kaposi's Sarcoma, Study Says

...HIV-positive individuals who are also infected with the human herpesvirus type 8 could face an increased risk of developing Kaposi's Sarcoma, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the journal AIDS , Reuters Health reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low-Dose Etoposide Effective Against High-Risk Kaposi's Sarcoma

...U.S. researchers have discovered a "safe and effective" treatment for HIV patients with advanced Kaposi's sarcoma. "Liposomal anthracyclines and paclitaxel are considered the best available cytotoxic therapies for Kaposi's sarcoma, but relapse Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ritonavir Can Reduce Kaposi's Sarcoma Risk

...Ritonavir may help prevent the development of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in HIV patients, suggests research published in Blood ("Antitumorigenic Effects of HIV Protease Inhibitor Ritonavir: Inhibition Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Overall Incidence of Kaposi's Sarcoma in 2003 Only 10% of 1994 Incidence Due to Antiretroviral Drug Use, Study Says

...the most important prognostic factors for Kaposi's sarcoma, and patients who start HAART should experience a reduction in the risk of Kaposi's sarcoma if the CD4 count starts to rise," the researchers said. KS causes brownish-colored skin... 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 »

What are the symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible for a person to develop KS less than a year after infection? Here is my story. I had a risky encounter in November 05. Within 2 weeks I had tingling in my hands and feet (still do). I developed ringing in my ears and Read more »

Any women out there with Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I really need to talk with someone about KS. Heard that it is rare in women. Are there any ladies out there with Kaposi's sarcoma who could answer some questions/offer some support? I'll respond as soon as I see a reply to this post. ... Read more »