Prevention and treatment of VZV infections in patients with HIV.

@article{Gershon2001PreventionAT,
  title={Prevention and treatment of VZV infections in patients with HIV.},
  author={Anne A. Gershon},
  journal={Herpes : the journal of the IHMF},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={32-6}
}
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infections in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients are known to have a different disease spectrum from that seen in other types of patients. Varicella in children with HIV infection is likely to be more serious than in otherwise healthy children and routine antiviral therapy is recommended. There is evidence that the development of varicella in HIV-infected children is not associated with progression to AIDS, suggesting that it may be safe to… CONTINUE READING