Selected sexually transmitted diseases and their relationship to HIV.Clin Dermatol 2004 Nov-Dec; 22(6):499-508CD
Although sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are underreported and underrecognized, they are a major source of morbidity, mortality, and represent a major socioeconomic cost in developing and industrialized nations. Individuals who develop STDs are often coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Coinfection with HIV both facilitates the natural history of STDs and worsens the clinical picture. The objective of this article is to provide a review to the practicing clinician on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, methods of diagnosis, and treatment for four cutaneous STDs--chancroid, genital herpes, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum--in coinfected HIV patients.