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Kaposi Sarcoma (AIDS-Associated)
Kaposi Sarcoma (AIDS-Associated)
Kaposi Sarcoma (AIDS-Associated)

When Kaposi sarcoma occurs in people with AIDS, it is aggressive and may affect the face, trunk, mucous membranes (such as those in the mouth), lymph vessels, or digestive tract. It causes pink, red, or purple patches or bumps on the skin.

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