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Molecular characterization of Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) from patients with AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Authors
  • Nascimento, Maria C
  • Wilder, Natalie
  • Pannuti, Claudio S
  • Weiss, Helen A
  • Mayaud, Philippe
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Virology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2005
Volume
33
Issue
1
Pages
52–59
Identifiers
PMID: 15797365
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This first detailed report of KSHV subtypes among AIDS-KS patients in Brazil reports the first isolation of KSHV subtype A5 in this country, and suggests KSHV strain transmission between different ethnic groups, and association of specific strains with sexual orientation.

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