Cutaneous Lesions of HIV-Positive Patients

  • Ann M. John
  • Heather M. Holahan
  • Robert A. Schwartz


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with several cutaneous conditions, including molluscum contagiosum, condyloma acuminata and, Kaposi sarcoma. Many treatment modalities, including physical ablation, chemical topical agents, immunomodulators, and antiviral treatments, have been employed to treat these. One treatment that has shown success is cryosurgery. Since recurrence and more aggressive disease is associated with HIV infection, close monitoring and repetition of treatments are often necessary.


Cryosurgery HIV Molluscum contagiosum Condyloma acuminata Kaposi sarcoma Varicella zoster Plantar verrucae Squamous cell carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann M. John
    • 1
  • Heather M. Holahan
    • 2
  • Robert A. Schwartz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyRutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyRutgers NewNewarkUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyRutgers University School of Public Affairs and AdministrationNewarkUSA

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