In response to the reply by Drago and Rebora, we wish to make the following remarks.
First of all, we maintain the conclusions from our study that human herpesvirus 8 viremia in peripheral blood mononuclear cells tends to be positive more frequently for patients with stage III or IV Kaposi sarcoma than for patients with stage I or II (according to the classification of Kriegel et al).1
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