Images of skin rash associated with people suffering from HIV/AIDS can be found at Healthline's website. There are many different types of skin conditions that affect people with this disease, but Kaposi sarcoma are the skin lesions that are typically associated with AIDS, states Healthline.Continue Reading
Skin rash is one of the first symptoms to be noticed once the HIV virus has infected a body, according to Healthline, with approximately 90 percent of all HIV-infected individuals experiencing rash-like symptoms during the course of the disease.
In the beginning, rashes may appear on any part of the body, but often show up on the chest or face in the form of small red bumps that may feel itchy. Healthline indicates that this type of rash may not be directly caused by the HIV virus itself, but can be a side effect from anti-HIV medications or the result of increased skin sensitivity.
As the disease progresses, skin conditions may become more severe. A weak immune system puts the body at risk for contracting bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections that can lead to many different types of painful skin rashes, such as herpes zoster.
Dark skin lesions may start to form when the patient's white blood-cell count greatly decreases and the immune system is badly compromised. These lesions are a deep reddish brown color that may appear anywhere on the skin. They are caused by a form of cancer called Kaposi sarcoma and may be a sign that the patient's disease has progressed from HIV to AIDS, as indicated by Healthline.Learn more about Skin Conditions