Causes And Risk Factors Of Kaposi’s Sarcoma

HIV

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Those with human immunodeficiency virus are especially at risk for developing Kaposi’s sarcoma, and in fact, they are much more likely to develop it than the rest of the population. HIV is known to spread through the passing of saliva, which can include oral sex, kissing, and using saliva as a lubricant during sex. There are currently fewer cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma in those with human immunodeficiency virus due to advances in treatment for the virus made in the 1990s. However, people with the virus who have a CD4 count below two hundred are at the greatest risk for developing Kaposi’s sarcoma and will most likely battle this illness in one of its more serious forms.

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