Cases of Kaposi’s Sarcoma (KS) in people on effective ART

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

A paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine includes two recent cases and a literature review of confirmed KS in people with well-controlled HIV on ART.

Both cases had multiple cutaneous discolored plaques and ulceration with normal CD4 counts and undetectable viral load for both HIV and human herpesvirus-8 at the time of diagnosis.

It recommended with screening new skin lesions for KS regardless of the CD4 count or adherence to ART.


Azeem A et al. Kaposi Sarcoma: a forgotten complication in well-controlled HIV. Annals Int Med. Case Series. DOI: 10.7326/aimcc.2022.0845. 6 December 2022.

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