Black patients with HIV were at higher risk for pruritic and inflammatory skin diseases compared with white patients with HIV, according to cross-sectional study data published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Investigators obtained medical record data for patients age ≥18 years with and without HIV seen at Johns Hopkins Hospitals in Baltimore, Maryland, between July 14, 2013 and July 14, 2018. Patients with HIV were identified from diagnosis, billing diagnosis, or a problem list entry indicating HIV.