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The cancer often causes swollen lymph glands, and then kills by spreading throughout the body.
Doctors investigating the outbreak believe that many cases have gone undetected because of the rarity of the condition and the difficulty even dermatologists may have in diagnosing it.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is expected to publish the first description of the outbreak in its weekly report today, according to a spokesman, Dr. The report notes 26 of the cases - 20 in New York and six in California.
Its statement on the decision said: 'The evidence considered clearly indicates that HPV is associated with a number of cancers which affect both sexes.
None of the patients knew each other, although the theoretical possibility that some may have had sexual contact with a person with Kaposi's Sarcoma at some point in the past could not be excluded, Dr. ''The best evidence against contagion,'' he said, ''is that no cases have been reported to date outside the homosexual community or in women.'' Dr.
Friedman-Kien said he had tested nine of the victims and found severe defects in their immunological systems.
Now the dentists' union claims the advisory body which has recommended the Government do not to extend the potentially life-saving jab to boys has based its ruling on flawed data and inaccurate estimates of the number of cancers caused by HPV.
The dentists' union argues the decision to continue to exclude boys from the HPV vaccination programme is based on flawed data and does not factor in the recent introduction of dating apps (file photo)The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) announced its interim decision in July that giving the vaccine to teenage boys is not cost-effective.