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FDA Approves First New Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment in Over 20 Years

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JuanchoPancho

My big brother and partner passed away in 1994 from complications of AIDS. My brothers partner had KS and I can remember what he went through as I cared for them the last 8 months of their lives. He had lesions on his face which made a vibrant man to become recluse and no longer wished to speak. I am so happy to see this new treatment and perhaps those afflicted won't suffer as he did. Thanks for this article and a big thanks to all involved in the making of this new treatment.

May 26, 2020 SW Indiana

RichardUK

Also, it would probably be sensible for men not to father a child whilst on this drug, nor for at least 12 months after stopping taking it. Men should be made aware of this.

May 21, 2020 UK

RichardUK

I hope that this drug will never be given to pregnant women. And I hope that women are warned not to get pregnant whilst on it, nor for at least a year after stopping taking it. This drug is related to drug Thalidomide.

May 21, 2020 UK

vipirlosus

I contracted KS in 1995-6. There was, of course, nothing which could be done...I had several visible skin lesions which my doctor excised in his office and sent to the lab for confirmation (which was, indeed, positive for KS). Shortly thereafter, as I lay VERY ill in the hospital, the first protease inhibitor, Ritonovir, came out, and I began taking it. The KS never advanced, and nerver returned; a "miracle"? I don't know, but I am happy that there's now an effective treatment!

May 20, 2020 Portland, OR.

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