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Unusual features of herpes simplex or zoster infection that suggest HIV infection.

  • Journal The Medical journal of Australia

  • Published 15 Apr 1993

  • Volume 158

  • ISSUE 3

  • Pagination 186-7

  • DOI 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1993.tb121701.x


Patients with herpes simplex or zoster infections are common in most medical practices. These infections are also very important in HIV medicine, often presenting in an otherwise well person. Knowledge of the effects of immune deficiency on herpes simplex and zoster infection assists in determining when to consider HIV.