Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for kaposi’s sarcoma?

When we have a client with the following condition: kaposi’s sarcoma

Signs and symptoms for kaposi’s sarcoma

  • Slightly elevated purple, pink, brown, or red blotches or bumps anywhere on the skin or in the mouth and/or throat
  • Lymphedema, which is swelling caused by a blockage of the lymphatic system
  • Unexplained cough or chest pain
KAPOSI’S SARCOMA contraindications In beauty therapy


Kaposi’s sarcoma is a rare type of cancer caused by a virus.

It affects the skin and mouth, and sometimes the internal organs.

Kaposi’s sarcoma is mostly seen in people with an advanced HIV infection.

It can also affect people with a weakened immune system for another reason, such as after having an organ transplant.

Kaposi’s sarcoma is caused by a virus called the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), also known as the Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV).

The virus is thought to be spread during sex, through blood or saliva, or from a mother to her baby during birth.

Is kaposi’s sarcoma contagious?
No, "kaposi’s sarcoma" is NOT contagious!

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