Learning module: HIV dermatology

Goals and objectives for module

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of HIV-positive patients presenting with skin disease.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify and describe the morphology of the dermatologic conditions presented in this module.
  • Discuss the relationship between the level of immune suppression and the skin diseases seen in HIV-positive individuals.
  • Discuss the importance of highly active antiretroviral therapy in the treatment of skin conditions in patients living with HIV/AIDS.

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    The AAD has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) to produce a series of pediatric dermatology-specific modules for the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum (BDC).  The topics for these modules were selected by pediatric dermatologists as topics not currently addressed within the BDC.

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