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skin color change
Sep 25, 2000

if you have the hiv virus can that cause your skin to change in anyway?

can your skin take on the appearance of a pale color?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

HIV itself does not cause your skin to change color. Remember -- many people infected with the virus have no idea they are even infected for quite some time -- you can look and feel the same for years.

However if you could develop a complication of HIV, or side effect of HIV therapy, called anemia your skin can indeed look pale. Check with your doctor. A simple blood test can let you know if you are anemic or not.

RJF


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