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Offline pinkadam

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wounds on the body
« on: April 03, 2007, 06:49:42 AM »
At what stage of the disease will some one who are HIV+ve will get wounds on the body like Tom hanks in the movie Philadelphia. Did any one on this forum experienced that behaviour.

Thx ahead for the information

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Offline Ann

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 07:02:59 AM »
Hi Adam,

The "wounds" Tom Hanks had in Philadelphia was Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS).

You may want to read the Lesson covering KS found here:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/KS_6752.shtml

There are a few forum members who have had KS and hopefully some of them will chime in with replies.

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Offline bimazek

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 02:38:58 AM »

those wounds caused by KS

ks is caused by a virus

the virus is activated by poppers and butyl nitrate

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 12:05:04 PM »
those wounds caused by KS

ks is caused by a virus

the virus is activated by poppers and butyl nitrate

Are you sure of this?  I think that's been rather debunked.
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Offline keyite

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 01:40:13 PM »
Are you sure of this?  I think that's been rather debunked.

I too would like to see the evidence to support a connection to poppers.

http://www.aidsmap.com/en/docs/4AEE5465-82A9-4E7E-B385-D215829FF30A.asp

Offline aztecan

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007, 07:08:14 PM »
From what I remember, the "connection" between poppers and KS was another AIDS urban legend. In the beginning, people thought AIDS was caused by poppers or that use of them helped bring it on.

Of course, that's nonsense, but people were grabbing at straws in those days.

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Mark


Edited to add this from aidsmap.com:

"Both HHV-8 and Kaposi's sarcoma itself are much more common among HIV-positive gay or bisexual men, women infected by bisexual men, and people from African communities, than other groups of people with HIV. Earlier ideas about the cause of KS, such as the theory that it was linked to the recreational use of poppers (inhaled nitrites) by gay men, have now been discounted.

HHV-8 appears to be sexually transmitted, although it could also be transmitted in other ways. There is no generally available test for HHV-8 yet; a test might not be useful anyway since no-one knows what proportion of HIV-positive people infected with HHV-8 will go on to develop KS."
« Last Edit: April 20, 2007, 07:12:22 PM by aztecan »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007, 07:11:39 PM »
Yes, but this particular poster above has been repeated this claim over, and over, and over for months
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Offline FiercenBed

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 11:42:26 AM »
jesus christ people.....let the popper things go!

talk about people trapped in a time wrap.

Offline mudman8

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Re: wounds on the body
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2007, 03:53:33 PM »
I had KS with PCP when my t-cells were below 100, Once I went over 200 on the cocktail they disappeared. I'm sure both will come back in the end when I don't respond to or run out of drugs. Ks I understood is a blood dissorder probably virus. that is transmitted. They haev found it often in Mediterranean men. And they think that it is also transmited thru fecal material which can be had from oral copulation after penetration and rimming. I'm guilty of both.

Problem with KS is you can have it spread anywhere inside the body too as in your intestines or lungs which means they can't function normally . Doesn't take much to figure out the results if it spreads.
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