What are the sexual predilections of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Updated: Apr 11, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma: In the United States, this condition occurs primarily in homosexual and bisexual men, and in the female sexual partners of bisexual men.

African Kaposi sarcoma occurs in heterosexual men and women with equal frequency.

Classic Kaposi sarcoma occurs primarily in men, with a male-to-female ratio of 10-15:1.


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