Kaposi’s Sarcoma—Associated Human Herpes Virus Eight: Localization of Viral Gene Expression and Viral Latency

  • Scott J. Brodie
  • John N. Krieger
  • Catherine Diamond
  • Kurt Diem
  • Lawrence Corey


Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is recognized as an AIDS-associated malignancy among male homosexuals. Epidemiological evidence suggests that human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV)-associated KS may be due to a sexually transmitted pathogen distinct from HIV and associated with homosexual transmission [1]. While HIV infection strongly predisposes to KS, HIV itself is not a likely candidate for this agent because KS occurs in individuals who are not infected with HIV [2, 3].


Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Viral Gene Expression Male Genital Tract Transrectal Prostate Biopsy 
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  • Scott J. Brodie
  • John N. Krieger
  • Catherine Diamond
  • Kurt Diem
  • Lawrence Corey

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