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Table 3 Summary of HIV and HHV-8 screening among MNH patients by either IFA or ELISA between 1990 and 2001

From: Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) sero-detection and HIV association in Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), non-KS tumors and non-neoplastic conditions

  Assay IFA ELISA  
Disease group Serostatus HHV8+ HHV8- HHV8+ HHV8- Total
KS HIV+ 42 (45.2) 3 (3.2) 46 (49.5) 2 (2.2) 93 (77.5)
  HIV- 10 (37.0) 2 (7.4) 15 (55.6) 0 27 (22.5)
  All cases 52 (43.3) 5 (4.2) 61 (50.8) 2 (1.7) 120 (100.0)
Non-KS tumors HIV+ 1 (100.0) 0 0 0 1 (4.2)
  HIV- 8 (34.8) 1 (4.3) 13 (56.5) 1 (4.3) 23 (95.8)
  All cases 9 (37.5) 1 (4.2) 13 (54.2) 1 (4.2) 24 (100.0)
Non-neoplastic HIV+ 11 (39.3) 3 (10.7) 14 (50.0) 0 28 (70.0)
  HIV- 0 10 (83.3) 2 (16.7) 0 12 (30.0)
  All cases 11 (27.5) 13 (32.5) 16 (40.0) 0 40 (100.0)
  Total 72 (39.1) 19 (10.3) 90 (49.0) 3 (1.6) 184 (100.0)