Q&A: What Are Remedies For HIV Skin Discoloration?

older woman close upQ: I am a  woman of 46 and have been HIV positive since 1998. My face is not smooth and I have different shades. What can I do to have smooth, lovely skin.  – M. G.

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A: Unfortunately, dermatological diseases are common among people with HIV. From what you described, I believe you may be experiencing photodermatitis. Photodermatitis is a skin condition in which exposure to the sun darkens the skin color. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, there are several causes for photodermatitis, including: