Does HIV Cause Black Spots?
August 16, 2016
Black spots on your skin or elsewhere on your body are not a sign of recent HIV infection.
A range of dermatological conditions may cause black spots. You should see a dermatologist in order to find out the cause of any spots you may have.
Dark spots on the face, chest, shoulders, and back of hands may be the result of prolonged exposure to the sun. They may be accentuated by hormonal changes, for example during pregnancy or while using birth control pills.
If a person with HIV has not received antiretroviral treatment, several years later their immune system may be so severely weakened that other skin conditions are possible. This would only occur several years (around ten years) after infection.
Skin conditions are extremely common and have many possible causes. They are rarely caused by HIV.
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