Topical imiquimod 5% as a treatment for localized genital Kaposi's sarcoma in an HIV-negative man: A case report

J. L. Fairley, Ian Denham, S. Yoganathan, T.R.H. Read

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We report a case of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in an HIV-negative man who has sex with men (MSM) that was successfully treated by topical application of imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara). Our case highlights a potentially effective and non-invasive method of treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma in the shortest timeframe yet recorded. The location of the lesions on the patient's penis also highlights the need for a non-invasive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-908
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • HIV-negative
  • Human herpes virus 8
  • Imiquimod
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • KS
  • Men who have sex with men
  • MSM
  • Treatment

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