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Offline fabio

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Question about kaposi sarcoma
« on: February 10, 2020, 04:20:37 pm »
Is KS something that we have to worry about,even with taking medication?
Is there any trustworthy article about this topic?

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Re: Question about kaposi sarcoma
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 04:29:56 pm »
Why is this on your mind?

Anyhow worry no, at least I would not as there are better and/or more frequent things to worry about in life.  Can it happen? Sure, but since ART the levels have dropped under the population and it's also less frequent with higher CD4 counts.

https://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2018/kaposis-sarcoma-remains-concern-people-hiv

https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/kaposi-sarcoma-ks
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Offline fabio

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Re: Question about kaposi sarcoma
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 05:16:38 pm »
Well,it's a silly kind of story,but I manscaped and found a very transparent brown blotch under my chest,there are also some on my pubic area. They aren't hard or anything,they look like birth marks and I got worried about the whole thing. As far as I know I never had these.
Since I'm going to my docs in 2 weeks almost,so I'll go check these out too.

Offline em

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Re: Question about kaposi sarcoma
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 12:34:15 am »
you look hard enough you might find anything .

A splotch ?    see a doctor right away . it might be the next big thing ? just kidding

sorry could be die from a leather belt that rubbed off . it could be just about anything

a reaction to something you might have come in contact with?  rashes and what not just because you have  HIV  does not mean you are not still alive like everyone else .
maybe you spilled something on yourself that stained the area ?

 but if you feel healthy. then life is yours to be lived .

hope you all the best

EM


Offline fabio

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Re: Question about kaposi sarcoma
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 01:11:55 am »
Yeah,maybe I might be overreacting,it could be just over pigmentation.
It's weird that now hiv might be the cause of everything in my body (which is of course false),But it does scare me sometimes. I guess I shouldn't worry that much.

Offline fabio

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Re: Question about kaposi sarcoma
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 04:43:05 am »
The article about the facts helped me calm down a lot,thank you. Especially the part where the thing can be controlled while on treatment.
Although I will go check the thing out,because in general I've had sensitive skin issues my whole life,just not that part of my body.

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Re: Question about kaposi sarcoma
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2020, 04:47:54 am »
Yeah, well glad the article helped calm the nerves.

Skin issues, always good to have it checked out regardless of HIV status. Not everything is HIV related as you correctly stated, I do get that it's this fact can be hard to truly digest.

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Offline Grasshopper

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Re: Question about kaposi sarcoma
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 02:19:07 pm »
If you can stomach it, you might Google the pictures of Kaposi Sarcoma and compare the lesions.

With me chemotherapy didn't do much other than make me end up in intensivecare with anaphylactic shock. Later 2 series (12 sessions each) of radiation therapy cleared them.

The diagnosis and referal to oncology was made by dermatologist.

Want to ease your mind ?...have someone look at them

Good luck

 


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