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Incidence of Kaposi Sarcoma in HIV-infected patients - a prospective multi-cohort study from Southern Africa

Bohlius, Julia ; Valeri, Fabio ; Maskew, Mhairi ; Prozesky, Hans ; Chimbetete, Cleophas ; Lumano-Mulenga, Priscilla ; Garone, Daniela ; Gsponer, Thomas ; Egger, Matthias (2012-04)

Oral presentation presented at the 13th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiencies (ICMAOI) Bethesda, MD, USA. 7-8 November 2011

The original publication is available at http://www.infectagentscancer.com/content/7/S1/O20


Background: The incidence of Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) is high in sub-Saharan Africa. Data on KS among HIV-infected patients receiving and not yet receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) are, however, scarce in Africa. Within the framework of a large multi-cohort project, the International epidemiologic Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA), we estimate the incidence and risk factors for the development of KS in HIV-infected patients in Southern Africa.

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