Title

Human Herpesvirus 8 Seroconversion in a Population-Based Cohort of Men in Tobago

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

J Med Virol

Abstract

Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the causal agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). In Tobago, KS is not common; however, HHV-8 seropositivity has been reported to be 39.9% in men with prostate cancer compared to6 months at baseline compared to HHV-8 persistent seronegative men (P-value=0.03). Baseline characteristics of HHV-8 seroreverters did not differ from persistent seropositive men. Low HHV-8 seroconversion and seroreversion rates were found. Data suggest that HHV-8 transmission occurred at earlier ages,

Volume Number

87

Issue Number

4

Pages

642-647

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/01/23

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention

PMID

25612304

DOI

10.1002/jmv.24128