Kaposi's sarcoma is cancer caused by the human herpes virus. The main sign is dark swelling on the skin, which can affect the mouth and eyes as well. Kaposi's sarcoma can also attack the lungs. If you cough blood or pass blood in stools, seek medical care IMMEDIATELY, as this can be a sign of Kaposi's sarcoma. ARVs can help suppress Kaposi's sarcoma, which can also be treated if found early. Cancer kills--early treatment can save your life! It is common in late stages of HIV/AIDS.

Attribution: Straight Talk Foundation

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