III. Epidemiology

  1. Can be early indicator of HIV Infection

IV. Diagnosis

  1. Viral culture
  2. Tzanck Smear

V. Course

  1. Same risk of dissemination as in non-HIV patients

VI. Management

  1. Acyclovir
    1. New strains with resistance
    2. Suspect resistance if no response in 14 days
  2. Foscarnet IV
    1. Indicated for resistant cases

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