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Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease

  • Humberto M. Guiot
  • Carlos G. Sánchez Sergenton
  • Carlos J. Sánchez Rivera
  • Rosbel González Rivera
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Abstract

HIV is an enveloped RNA retrovirus that can lead to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition characterized by the depletion of T-lymphocyte (CD4+) cells, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Since it was first recognized in 1981, it has taken a toll of more than 25 million deaths.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Herpes Zoster Human Immunodeficiency Virus Patient Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Humberto M. Guiot
    • 1
  • Carlos G. Sánchez Sergenton
    • 1
  • Carlos J. Sánchez Rivera
    • 1
  • Rosbel González Rivera
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Puerto Rico School of MedicineSan JuanPuerto Rico
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Puerto Rico School of MedicineSan JuanPuerto Rico

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