Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV)-Associated Disease in the AIDS Patient: An Update

  • Dirk P. Dittmer
  • Blossom DamaniaEmail author
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 177)


In this book chapter, we review the current knowledge of the biology and pathogenesis of Kaposi’s sarcomaassociated herpesvirus (KSHV). We describe the lifecycle of KSHV, the cancers associated with this virus, as well as current treatment modalities.



Due to space restrictions, we regret that we had to omit many important references. BD is a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar. DPD is a member of the AIDS malignancies clinical trials consortium (AMC). Please note that this chapter is an updated version of the chapter we wrote for the previous version of this book (AIDS-Associated Viral Oncogenesis, 2007. Springer Press. Editor: Craig Meyers).


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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology & ImmunologyLineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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