Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated Kaposi's sarcoma and human herpesvirus 8 DNA detection in serial peripheral blood mononuclear cell samples.


Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) DNA was amplified from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using PCR in 120 HIV-seropositive in- and outpatients who were enrolled in a cohort study between January 1994 and June 1995. Risk factors for HIV infection were homosexuality/bisexuality alone in 64 cases (30 with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and 34 without KS, 4 of whom… (More)


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