General Virology and DNA Viruses
The incidence of Molluscum contagiosum as a sexually transmitted disease is increasing in young adults and results in the formation of small wartlike lesions in the genital region. Which of the following viruses might also be suspected in such a case of sexually acquired lesions?
|D||Human immunodeficiency virus|
Human papillomavirus; answers A, B, and D are incorrect; Cytomegalovirus is known as a sexually transmitted disease but does not characteristically form lesions in or around the genitalia; varicella-zoster virus does form vesicular lesions but appears clinically as a vesicular rash of the head, trunk, or extremities in a dermatomal pattern, not as a genital infection; human immunodeficiency virus is also known to be transmitted via sexual contact, yet it manifests clinically primarily through suppression of the host immune response, not through the formation of genital lesions.