Risk factors for human Herpesvirus 8 infection and AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma among men who have sex with men in a European multicentre study

@article{Martr2006RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for human Herpesvirus 8 infection and AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma among men who have sex with men in a European multicentre study},
  author={E Martr{\'o} and A Franco Esteve and Thomas F Schulz and Julie Sheldon and Gemma Gamb{\'u}s and Rafael Cano Mu{\~n}oz and Denise Whitby and Jordi Casabona},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={120 5},
  pages={
          1129-35
        }
}
We aimed to identify risk factors for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) among HIV-positive patients and behaviors associated with human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) infection, as well as to assess KS incidence and mortality rates longitudinally. To fulfill the first objective, a European case-control study was designed in the early 1990s (each KS case was matched to 2 controls with another AIDS indicative disease). After the discovery of HHV-8, serology testing enabled us to assess risk factors for KS development… CONTINUE READING

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