Gender differences in clinical presentation and outcomes of epidemic Kaposi sarcoma in Uganda.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


PloS one, Volume 5, Issue 11, p.e13936 (2010)


2010, Adolescent, Adult, Anti-Retroviral Agents, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Center-Authored Paper, Epidemics, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Incidence, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Proportional Hazards Models, Sarcoma, Kaposi, Sex Factors, Uganda, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Young Adult


The incidence of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) has increased dramatically among women in sub-Saharan Africa since the onset of the HIV pandemic, but data on KS disease in women are limited. To identify gender-related differences in KS presentation and outcomes, we evaluated the clinical manifestations and response in men and women with AIDS-associated KS in Uganda.