Oct 2, 2009
i have been tested posiive over a year now, i have these itchy bumps resembling insect bites all over my skin.. especialy at nights, leaving a dark spot afterwards, i am not yet onany treatment..does these rash has any thing to do with my status?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Skin conditions are very common in the general population and even more common in HIV+ persons. There are a wide variety of skin disorders such as folliculitis, ezcema, seborrhea, fungal infections and many others. The treatment depends on the actual diagnosis so evaluation by an HIV specialist or a dermatologist is recommended. In some cases the skin problems can be helped by effective use of antiretroviral therapy so that is something to discuss with your HIV specialist. KH
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