At What Stage In The Hiv Virus Does Kaposi's Sarcoma Develop

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Kaposi Sarcoma

If a patient has Kaposi Sarcoma associated with aids and has just one round of chemo will the inner and outer lesions fall off after 3 weeks or 2 months?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It depends on the stage of HIV infection, whether someone is on HIV meds or not, and the extent of the KS lesions. Thus, hard to offer a prediction. Read more »

kidney failure + kaposi sarcoma

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Kaposis Sarcoma

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...cytomegalovirus (CMV) or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) cancers -- such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), and anal and cervical cancer A full list of AIDS-defining conditions can be found on the Web... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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... Read more »
The Well Project


...Palefsky, J.M. (2002). Natural history and clinical management of anal human papillomavirus disease in men and women infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases , 35. 1127-1134. Powderly, W.G. (2001). Manual of... Read more »

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

...positive. What does this mean? Does it mean I have AIDS? A positive HIV test result means that you are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Being infected with HIV... Read more »