Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) as an Emerging Pathogen: Relevance to Semen Donation

11/30/01


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Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) as an Emerging Pathogen: Relevance to Semen Donation

Issues Relevant to Emerging Pathogens and Donation Deferral Policies

Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)

HHV-8 Seroprevalence in Selected Populations vs. Blood Donors/US Population

Issue 1—Population Subsets at Risk

HHV-8 Serologic Assays

HHV-8 Seroprevalence in Different Population Groups in the US

HHV-8 Seroprevalence in Blood Donors†

Issue 2—Screening Tests

HHV-8 Transmission

Relationship between Male Sex Partners and HHV-8 Seroprevalence†

HHV-8 Transmission via Injection Drug Use†

HHV-8 Transmission via Heterosexual Sex†

Prevalence of HHV-8 DNA in US Studies

Issue 3—Transmission Risk

Estimated Annual Risk of Developing KS

Issue 4—HHV-8 Disease Burden

HHV-8 Dichotomies

Conclusions

References

References (2)

Author: MRC7