Thursday, June 14, 2007
Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus
My name is Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus, or HHV-8.
I'm part of the Herpesviridae family.
When I appear, people usually get a type of skin cancer called Karposi's sarcoma.
It gives you red-brown spots all over.
I'm rarely seen in people with good immune systems.
I'm very common in people with HIV or AIDS.