Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a high prevalence of UV radiation-responsive skin diseases including psoriasis, pruritus, eosinophilic folliculitis and eczemas. On the other hand, UV has been shown to suppress T cell-mediated immune responses and to induce activation and replication of HIV. These developments have prompted clinicians and investigators to question whether phototherapy is safe for HlV-infected individuals. We have reviewed these issues and hereby provide a summary and critique of relevant laboratory and clinical evidence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Photochemistry and Photobiology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)