Women With Hiv And Kaposi Sarcoma
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Harvard Medical SchoolYou need to find out what you have. The only sure way to do this is to have a biopsy of one of your spots. It's a relatively minor procedure that can be done by your dermatologist or other provider. Since you're concerned about HIV, I... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,If you are looking for a second opinion, certainly Sloan-Kettering would be a good choice.There are several different types or classifications of non-HIV-related Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS). A complete discussion of each is beyond the scope of... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolKaposi's sarcoma is caused by the Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (also known as human herpes virus-8, HHV8). It is mostly found in the oral cavity (saliva). HHV8 is a pretty common virus, particulary among gay men (either HIV+ or HIV-).... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Worried UK,That your boyfriend is responding both virologically (undetectable viral load) and immunologically (CD4 count skyrocketing to 500) is excellent and extremely encouraging news! Congratulations! Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a type of cancer... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI 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. Thanks!
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Posted by AnonymousI posted something yesterday and i have seen many people look at it however no responses could someone please respond!!!Also i will reword it...My brother inlaw has aids and these leasions are present when does this usually happen?Early or late... 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesthe other da i noticed a lesion on my chest. turns out to e kaposi's sarcoma. However, I have consistenly tested neg for hiv. Can this be with out hiv? Or am I one who is the 1% the tests cant catch?
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