Dermatologic manifestations of HIV in Africa.Top HIV Med. 2010 Feb-Mar; 18(1):16-22.TH
Dermatologic disease is common in HIV-infected individuals, and clinicians caring for patients with HIV infection or AIDS in Africa are routinely confronted with skin problems in their patients. Scarce access to dermatologic specialty care and limited educational resources describing the unique clinical characteristics of HIV-related skin disease can make diagnosing and treating skin diseases a challenge in Africa. This article describes common HIV-related dermatologic conditions in Africa and their differential diagnoses and includes treatment strategies that are likely to be available locally. It is not meant to be comprehensive but rather to serve as a practical resource to aid practitioners by providing images of common conditions and describing distinctive clinical presentations of common conditions.