The AIDS epidemic drew attention to KS, a previously rare and little studied condition. The epidemiological evidence summarized here strongly suggests that the disease is caused by a transmissible agent, in addition to HIV. Sexual contact is the most important mode of transmission of the agent, although transmission by blood and perinatally may also occur (Beral et al, 1990).


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Cancer Surv

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Africa, Africa South Of The Sahara, Americas, Behavior, Biology, Cancer, Caribbean, Demographic Factors, Dermatological Effects, Developed Countries, Developing Countries, Diseases, Epidemics, Epidemiologic Methods, Europe, Heterosexuals, Hiv Infections, Homosexuals, Immunity, Immunological Effects, Infections, Multiple Partners, Neoplasms, North America, Northern America, Physiology, Population, Population Dynamics, Reproductive Tract Infections, Research Methodology, Risk Factors, Sex Behavior, Sexual Partners, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Time Factors, United States, Viral Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Africa, Europe, Humans, Sarcoma, Kaposi, Sexual Behavior, Skin Neoplasms, United States