Absence of human herpes virus 8 in semen from healthy Danish donors.

@article{Kelsen1999AbsenceOH,
  title={Absence of human herpes virus 8 in semen from healthy Danish donors.},
  author={Jens Kelsen and Britta Damgaard Tarp and Niels Obel},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={
          2274-6
        }
}
Epidemiological data indicate a sexual route of transmission of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) associated Kaposi's sarcoma. Recently human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) has been proposed as the aetiological agent for development of Kaposi's sarcoma. Further the virus has been reported in semen obtained from healthy men. In Denmark strict biochemical and microbiological criteria are used in combination with an intensive interview to select semen donors. Despite these strict criteria, HHV-8… CONTINUE READING

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