Kaposi sarcoma presenting shortly after primary infection by HIV and human herpesvirus-8

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Kaposi sarcoma is linked to human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8), also known as Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) [1]. Persons living with AIDS have a risk for Kaposi sarcoma 100 000-fold greater than the general population [2,3], particularly MSM, which have a high prevalence of coinfection with KSHV. In these patients, Kaposi sarcoma usually occurs after a long time of coinfection by both viruses and in the presence of severe immunodeficiency [4,5]. We report a patient who presented Kaposi sarcoma shortly after a symptomatic coinfection and viremia by HIV and KSHV and with a well preserved immunity.

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