Skin ailments are relatively common among HIV-positive adults, even those taking anti-HIV medications, report researchers in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. They surveyed 897 HIVers attending dermatology clinics, and about 61% were already taking anti-HIV drugs at the time of their appointments. Among the most prevalent skin diseases diagnosed:
''Genital warts 11.5%
''Seborrheic dermatitis 10.6%
The study also found HIVers taking anti-HIV drugs had a higher rate of molluscum contagiosum'which can be passed through sexual contact'and of light sensitivity than those not on antiretroviral therapy.