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Feb 5, 2006

Why is kaposi's sarcoma only seen in gay men and usually not in HIV infected women and African heterosexuals?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Great question. Development of KS is associated with a herpes virus (HHV8). But not all people with HHV8 develop KS. It is thought to be sexually transmitted and there may be underlying genetic or host factors of why there is greater development in men who have sex with men then in other risk groups.



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