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circles around eyes
Aug 17, 2002

Hi Dr, Could you please tell me why the veins around the eyes become more prominent and there seems to be dark circles around the eyes. This is the most distressing part of HIV+. My appearance is altered considerably by these circles around the eyes. They make me look very tired.

Thank you

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

It could be that you have lost some fat under your skin which would make the veins more prominent and change the color of the skin. Subcutaneous fat would make light colored skin look lighter and less translucent.


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