What's the relationship between kaposi's sarcoma and acute hiv?

Weak. Kaposi's sarcoma (ks) is a type of cancer which people whose immune systems have been very suppressed (i.e. Who have aids) by longstanding HIV infection are at risk for. It is a rare condition in the us nowadays. Acute HIV infection generally does not suppress the immune system enough to put someone at risk for ks.

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Doesn't chest x Ray eliminate the existence of Lung Kaposi Sarcoma for an Hiv individual??

Not always. Kaposi Sarcoma in the lung may not be visible on a simple chest x-ray. It may require a more advanced study called a Chest CT which allows doctors to look inside the lung on a more high resolution level. There are many cases when someone with KS in the lung had a normal chest xray. Hopefully this answers your question. Read more...
No. Just like any test - chest x-ray has its own limitation. While it can be used to screen for KS, it can not rule out KS, especially if there are other body sites with KS. Read more...

As a hiv positive can I believe that a chest x-Ray is enough to eliminate possible Kaposi sarcoma of the lungs?

Probably yes, but... When Kaposi sarcoma develops in advanced HIV infection, the first evidence almost always is on the skin. If you have normal skin, you can safely assume you don't have it in your lungs. KS develops only in advanced immune deficiency due to HIV. If you have a high CD4 count and low viral load, and especially if on proper treatment with ARV drugs, KS is low risk. Discuss with your HIV doctor/clinic. Read more...

Is a chest x-Ray enough to eliminate the possibility of Kaposi sarcoma in the lungs? Addressed for hiv positive individuals. No skin lesions

Suggest CT. Three reasons CT is better than chest x ray for this situation: 1) Kaposi sarcoma can be subtle on CXR, esp if early. 2) CT is by far better at showing otherwise occult disease in the chest. 3) The chances of an HIV pt. having other problems that only CT might see is not insignificant. Read more...

When does kaposi sarcoma come in when having aids? Is it like 1 year or 2 years?

Kaposi was. The purple badge at the height of the HIV crisis, but is not seen very frequently at all in the age of highly active anti-retroviral therapy. We know that people with low cd-4 counts and measurable viral loads are stil at risk for all of the "immunocompromised" diseases, but religiously comliant hiv+ folks commonly have rising cd-4 counts and undetectable hiv. Counts not time! Read more...

How quickly does kaposi sarcoma show in the mouth?

Not quickly. Ks in the mouth is no longer a common disease among aids patients, so we do not see as many cases as we saw in the 90s. There are a number of mouth abnormalities that could look like ks, that are far more common than ks. An oral mucosa biopsy is a relatively easy and painless procedure that will definitely help clarify any doubts. Once a biopsy is obtained, it is an easy diagnosis to make. Read more...

When does kaposi sarcoma come in the course of aids?

Usually late. Usually at fairly advanced stages (cd4 count usually below 200)' but ks doesn't always play b the rules. It can sometimes happen to people with high cd4 counts. Read more...

How likely is an chest x Ray will miss a Kaposi sarcoma?

Usually misses it. You asked about this before. A chest xray almost always will miss Kaposi sarcoma, which doesn't usually cause lung or chest problems. If someone doesn't have KS skin lesions, they have little chance of having it anywhere else in the body. If you remain concerned, discuss with your personal physician. Read more...