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Could this be HIV? Cutaneous signs of the infection

The current pandemic of infection due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a huge global problem. In the UK, it has been estimated that at the end of 2003 approximately 32,000 people were living with HIV. The skin can be involved at any stage of HIV infection. With the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), many of the common HIV-associated skin disorders are now seen less frequently but new side-effects, resulting from longer survival and from the immune reconstitution syndrome, have emerged.
Dermatology in practice 2005; 13(2): 12–15
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