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Can Hiv Change Skin Color

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Skin color change

I have developed very deep red to almost purple skin color from my neck down to my upper chest and shoulders. It appears like a very bad sunburn. In fact, people are always asking me if I've been out in the sun too long. I live in Florida, but do...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have had scores of patients on your HIV regimen and have not observed a skin rash as you describe. Possibly you are having an idiosyncratic reaction to one of the components Read more »

skin color change

if you have the hiv virus can that cause your skin to change in anyway?can your skin take on the... Read more »

why the colour of my skin face has change.?

Hi doctor the colour of my skin face has changed about 4 years ago, then 2 years after I learnt... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hydroxyurea

...for use against cancer. It also works against sickle cell anemia. Hydroxyurea has not been approved by the FDA for use against HIV. Hydroxyurea blocks an enzyme produced by human cells. This enzyme makes building blocks used by cells that are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

...nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Last time, before test!!

Posted by CJ64, 3 Replies
Getting test done, just looking for some good news from someone. Had test done at 54 days from last exposure and was neg. That was in the first week of May. But I still have minor sore throat, numbness in hands and arms off/on only at night. Tops of... Read more »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless? Read more »

Men of Color and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of Men of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really Read more »