AIDS man with psoriasis

AIDS man with psoriasis

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Credit: DR M.A. ANSARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: AIDS man with psoriasis. Man's back showing extensive lesions due to psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It causes weakening of the immune system, making the patient susceptible to opportunistic infections and making normally harmless infections life threatening. This disorder has developed as an AIDS-related complex (ARC), a precursor to full AIDS. In Africa, where this patient is from, lack of access to drugs and information makes AIDS a major public health concern.

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