Prevalence and correlates of human herpesvirus 8 infection among Peruvian men who have sex with men.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), Volume 49, Issue 5, p.557-62 (2008)


2008, Adolescent, Adult, Herpesviridae Infections, Herpesvirus 8, Human, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Peru, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Young Adult


Infection with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is common among men who have sex with men (MSM) in North America and Europe and is also found to be endemic in some regions of South America. Little is known about HHV-8 prevalence and its correlates among MSM in the Andean region.