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Salivary shedding of HHV-8 in people infected or not by human immunodeficiency virus 1.

de França, TR; de Araújo, RA; Ribeiro, CM; Leao, JC; (2011) Salivary shedding of HHV-8 in people infected or not by human immunodeficiency virus 1. J Oral Pathol Med , 40 (1) pp. 97-102. 10.1111/j.1600-0714.2010.00959.x.

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Abstract

Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), the main agent involved in the etiopathogenesis of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is primarily transmitted through sexual contact. The potential of saliva as a source of HHV-8 transmission remains unclear. The purpose of this work was to determine the frequency of HHV-8 detection in saliva of HIV-infected individuals and their family contacts.

Type: Article
Title: Salivary shedding of HHV-8 in people infected or not by human immunodeficiency virus 1.
Location: Denmark
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.2010.00959.x
Keywords: Adult, Case-Control Studies, DNA, Viral, Female, HIV Infections, Herpesviridae Infections, Herpesvirus 8, Human, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Reference Values, Saliva, Siblings, Virus Shedding
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1359343
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