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KSHV Study in HIV-negative Individuals

February 1998

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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is performing a study of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV-8). This recently discovered virus has been found to be associated with clinical forms of Kaposi's sarcoma, including the type that occurs in HIV-negative individuals.

The laboratory of Drs. Yuan Chang and Patrick Moore at Columbia University has sequenced the virus, developed a variety of serologic assays and performed functional gene studies to investigate the pathogenesis of KSHV-related disease.

The next phase of their research will examine the cell-mediated T-cell response to this virus. The investigators are looking for HIV-negative, gay men to participate in a serologic screening assay to identify individuals who are KSHV-positive but HIV-negative.

Anyone interested in participating can contact Sonja at (212)305-1059.

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This article was provided by Gay Men's Health Crisis. It is a part of the publication GMHC Treatment Issues. Visit GMHC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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