An overview of sexually transmitted diseases. Part III. Sexually transmitted diseases in HIV-infected patients

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Sep;43(3):409-32; quiz 433-6. doi: 10.1067/mjd.2000.105158.


The HIV epidemic has dramatically altered the field of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). HIV infection is unique among sexually transmitted diseases because it can modify the clinical presentation and features of other STDs. Conversely, other STDs can affect the transmission of HIV. This review is the third part of a series that has provided a general overview of STDs. In this article, genital ulcer diseases (genital herpes, syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale), human papillomavirus infection (anogenital warts and subclinical infections), molluscum contagiosum, human herpesvirus 8 infection, viral hepatitis, and ectoparasitic infestations (scabies and pediculosis pubis) are discussed as they occur in HIV-infected hosts. Additional features as they relate to HIV-infected patients, such as epidemiology and transmission, are discussed when applicable.

Learning objective: At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should improve their understanding of sexually transmitted diseases in the HIV-infected host.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / etiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / pathology*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / transmission