Prevalence of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection in homosexual men at beginning of and during the HIV epidemic.

@article{Osmond2002PrevalenceOK,
  title={Prevalence of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection in homosexual men at beginning of and during the HIV epidemic.},
  author={Dennis H. Osmond and Susan P Buchbinder and Amber Cheng and Alison Graves and Eric Vittinghoff and Cynthia K. Cossen and Bagher Forghani and Jeffrey N Martin},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={287 2},
  pages={221-5}
}
CONTEXT Some studies have inferred that an epidemic of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection in homosexual men in the United States occurred concurrently with that of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but there have been no direct measurements of KSHV prevalence at the beginning of the HIV epidemic. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of KSHV infection in homosexual men in San Francisco, Calif, at the beginning of the HIV epidemic in 1978 and 1979 and to examine changes… CONTINUE READING
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