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Skin Changes With Hiv

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the...
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skin color change

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?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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... Read more »

SKIN CHANGES!!!!!!

HELLO, IVE TESTED NEGATIVE AT THE 3 MONTH MARK AFTER AN PROTECTIVE ENCOUNTER WITH A GIRL.COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT TYPES OF SKIN CHANGES ARE SEEN EARLY IN INFECTION. IVE NOTICED IN INCREASE IN BROWM MOLES ON MY BODY. ARE THESE A REASON TO BE...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Moles are not associated with acute HIV. However they should be checked by a dermatologist.MH... Read more »

dry skin & hair color change

Hello - I've been HIV+ for eleven months, on HAART for nine months. CD4 is around 500, viral load is undetectable.I'm taking 3TC, D4T, Crixivan, and Retinovir (soft capsules). My primary care HIV physician is of the "hit it hard,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those skin changes are most likely due to the Crixivan +/- Norvir. A change to Sustiva might help many of those complaints. Keith Henry, M.D.... 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 that im hiv positive after aidss sickness.Im now in meds for almost 2 yeass and my vira load is undetectable.But the colour of my sikin face is still...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Facial skin color can change in the context AIDS due to a variety of skin disorders (such as seborrhea, fungal infection), other medical problems, or as a side effect of drugs (HIV or other). A full evaluation by an HIV specialist (with help from... Read more »
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Early Skin Changes

Posted by Anonymous
i was wondering, if there are any early skin changes once your infected with HIV, (pimples, dark spots)...and i was also wondering if there's any mild weight loss in early HIV stage....(3-12months)...
i'm freaking out and need some solid... Read more »

symptoms and skin changes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
5 weeks ago I had a potential exposure to HIV after having unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status. A few days later I had a sore throat, swollen glands and low grade fever. My sore throat and fever have subsided and today one gland in my neck... Read more »

Dry skin and HIV?!??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Was just diagnosised. But am taking things with a positive outlook. Just wondered... female, 26 my skin has gotten SOOOOO dry and itchy, also have dandruff never has been this bad before. Summer heat, or something more? I haven't started any meds... Read more »

Sinking skin around the eyes

Posted by TheLoneRanger, 2 Replies
Hi guys.. it's me again. Another change that I have seen since I was exposed about 9 wks ago, is that the skin around my eyes got dark, and some sinking there.. also at the sides of my nose. That happened around the first week after exposure,... Read more »