An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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Human herpesvirus 8 Is present in the lymphoid system of healthy persons and can reactivate in the course of AIDS.

J. infect. Dis., 173, 542-549, 1996.

Dated June 22, 1995. Order of authorship in the original paper was Bigoni, Dolcetti, de Lellis....By this time Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) was also known as human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8).

The authors wrote in their introduction: "Therefore, HHV-8 is fairly common in the population, and the lymphoid system could represent a reservoir of latently infected cells from which the virus may reactivate in conditions of immunodepression....In conclusion, the relatively common finding of HHV-8DNA sequences in the human population suggests a general exposure to the virus...." 

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(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)

Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Kaposi's Sarcoma / HHV-8, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Herpesviridae › Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)