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Author Topic: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma  (Read 10930 times)

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Offline silmeria

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My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« on: February 28, 2011, 06:00:37 PM »
Hi,

I'm an HIV- gay male, and my partner is HIV+ with full blown. He takes drugs, but he has a rash on the left side of his chest which is probably Kaposi Sarcoma (they are raised and purple).

He likes when I kiss and suck his nipples, and I have pretty much stopped when he got the rash.  Are those Kaposi's Sarcoma lesions contagious? Like if I kissed him on the non-infected side, would I get sick too?

It can't spread all over can it?

sorry for the dumb question.

thanks

Offline buginme2

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Re: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 06:09:28 PM »
He has purple leasions and you THINK its ks? Why dont you know for sure. Why hasnt it been diagnosed?

Offline silmeria

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Re: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 06:17:15 PM »
It's really hard to get him to go to the doctors for it. It was hard enough to get him to go on ARV drugs. In any case, is KS contagious?

Offline buginme2

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Re: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 07:03:52 PM »
No

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 07:18:50 PM »
Hi,

Here's a lesson ( from this site ) regarding KS :

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


Ray


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline ARMANDO

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Re: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 09:02:02 AM »
sounds like shingles

Offline silmeria

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Re: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 10:18:39 AM »
Thanks for all the replies guys/gals and the resource link. I finally convinced the big ape to go to the doctor. I will report back our results soon!

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: My BF has Kaposi's Sarcoma
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 08:03:23 AM »
sounds like shingles

Hello Silmeria,

If it is shingles, it may look like this: ( and they would be very painful)

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=shingles&cp=3&um=1&bav=on.2,or.&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=vi&biw=1440&bih=738



Let us know whats going on after his doctor's visit


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

 


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