Relationship of human herpesvirus 8 peripheral blood virus load and Kaposi's sarcoma clinical stage.

OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8 or Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus) peripheral blood virus load and Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) clinical stage. DESIGN Blinded, cross-sectional analysis of peripheral blood HHV-8 DNA levels in persons with AIDS-related KS in Harare, Zimbabwe. METHODS Subjects were stratified by… (More)