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AIDS-Associated Kaposi Sarcoma
AIDS-Associated Kaposi Sarcoma

    AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma is an aggressive cancer that occurs in people with HIV infection. It can develop on the skin, mouth (as shown here on the upper gums), digestive tract, and lymph nodes. The tumors cause blue or purple spots, patches, or lumps.

Image courtesy of Sol Silverman, Jr., via the Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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