Published in AIDS Weekly, January 12th, 2004
"Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the etiologic agent of Kaposi sarcoma (KS). Several studies indicate horizontal HHV-8 transmission among children in areas where KS is endemic, but few studies have assessed acquisition of HHV-8 by children in low seroprevalence areas. Antibody screening was carried out for HHV-8 and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) on 787 serum specimens from children living in two areas where HHV-8 is not endemic, the United States (US) and...
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