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Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®)

Patient Version
Last Modified: 10/15/2014

Nonepidemic Gay-related Kaposi Sarcoma

There is a type of nonepidemic Kaposi sarcoma that develops in homosexual men who have no signs or symptoms of HIV infection. This type of Kaposi sarcoma progresses slowly, with new lesions appearing every few years. The lesions are most common on the arms, legs, and genitals, but can develop anywhere on the skin.

This type of Kaposi sarcoma is rare and treatment information is not included in this summary.