Frequently Asked Questions
La ONU con nosotros * UN cares * L'ONU avec nous
FAQ Article
Indidual Page for Article

 Knowledge Base Index :   Living with HIV


Kaposi's sarcoma

QUESTION:
A friend of mine has diagnosed AIDS and skin Kaposi's sarcoma. Now he is taking the medication and he is doing better. What is the outcome in the future of having AIDS and Kaposis Sarcoma at the same time?

RESPONSE:
It is not possible to diagnose or treat via email, so it would be best for your friend to consult a qualified physician to discuss his current medical situation with Kaposi's sarcoma. That said, here are a few good references to read more:

http://aids.about.com/cs/conditions/a/kaposi.htm

http://www.thebody.com/treat/kaposis.html

Overall, what we can say is that the best treatment for KS is good anti-HIV therapy (HAART). KS in the skin can be treated in several ways and is generally not a serious problem. KS in internal organs can be life threatening. Internal KS is usually treated with anti-cancer drugs.


Article Details
Date Created June 14, 2006
Author Admin
Article Options [Print this Article]     [Bookmark Article]


Copyright © UNAIDS
http:/www.uncares.org/

Home     About Us     Site Map     Contact Us