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Table 1 Compilation of select studies investigating the molecular presence of HHV-8 in different tissues and body fluids. KS, HIV+, and HIV- represent three populations at high, medium, and lower risk of HHV-8 infection, respectively.

From: Human herpesvirus 8 – A novel human pathogen

  KS Lesion Normal Skin PBMC Plasma or Sera Semen Saliva Feces Other
KS+ 63/70 (90%) 17/57 (30%) 94/188 (50%) 33/151 (22%) 7/60 (12%) 26/71 (37%) 0/29  
HIV+   0/10 22/268 (8.2%) 5/164 (3.0%) 4/57 (7%) 9/87 (10%)   10/228 (4.4)
HIV-   0/1 3/381 (0.8%) 0/218 3/168 (1.8%) 7/108 (6.5%)   10/332(3.0)