AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is a group of sign and symptoms that arise because of the destruction of the host’s immune system. Virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus () cause this condition.
In this late stage of HIV infection (AIDS), opportunistic infections appear. AIDS people don’t have enough ammunition to repel infection. Any infection can cause a life threatening condition, even a small one.
There are many skin manifestation developed in AIDS people. These manifestations are caused commonly by bacterial infection, parasitic infection, molds, and so on. Allergy can also caused skin manifestation in AIDS people. could cause rashes. can develop into a serious condition. One should be aware if these rashes spread to other parts of the body and affecting mucosa membrane; or if followed by other symptoms. You should consider consulting this matter with your doctor.
Rashes that are found in AIDS people called . These rashes don’t have a specific feature. They look like a slightly raised dark bumps on face, chest, neck, hands, feet, or any parts of the body.
AIDS rashes should be treated according to its etiology. Antibiotics can heal rashes caused by bacterial infection; anti-parasites should eliminate rashes due to parasites infections. Antihistamines and corticosteroids would eradicate rashes related to allergy.
If you live with person with rashes, you shouldn’t be afraid of contracting the virus through these rashes. The virus can only transmit through a bodily fluid, a simple handshake would not transmit the infection.