Cutaneous Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus: a Clinical Update

  • Kirstin Altman
  • Erin Vanness
  • Ryan P. WestergaardEmail author
Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone and Joint Infectious Diseases (N Safdar, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone and Joint Infections


Dermatologic diseases are common in the HIV-infected population. Many of the cutaneous diseases are not unique to this group, but the presentation can be more severe. Although the introduction of antiretroviral therapy has been followed by a decline in many of the skin diseases associated with HIV, drug reactions and other non-infectious skin conditions have increased. This article reviews the current spectrum of HIV-associated skin conditions, focusing on common complaints, infections, drug-associated toxicity and malignancies.


HIV Cutaneous disease MRSA Polyomavirus Skin cancer SJS/TEN 



This work is supported by NIH grant K23DA032306.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirstin Altman
    • 1
  • Erin Vanness
    • 1
  • Ryan P. Westergaard
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Medicine and Population Health SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public HealthMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Infectious DiseasesMadisonUSA

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