Question

I was to inquire if my skin will get better cz am hiv positive since 2001 when I found out but my parents never told me from when I was a kid that I was born with the virus but then I got skin issues and my skin has been bad since and never been better. I have spots which make me feel insecure most times. I don't know what will help cz I have swallowed the medicine since 2001 but no change. What should I do doctor?

Answer

There are numerous skin issues in HIV+ persons, sometimes helped and sometimes aggravated by particular HIV medications. Since children and adolescents also have many skin problems it is best to see a skin specialist to make the best diagnosis possible since many of the potential skin conditions are treatable and often will get better over time or with aging. KH