Nine out of ten people who have HIV experience skin changes at some point during the course of the disease. In some individuals, these changes become apparent as rashes in the early stages.
Rashes related to HIV typically appear as red, flattened areas on the skin that are covered with red bumps. These rashes may be itchy and can show up on the face, chest, hands, and feet.
Joint and Muscle Pain
If you are experiencing chronic muscle and joint or body pain, it is important to get this checked by a medical professional. HIV infection sometimes affects the muscles and joints.
Chronic pain in the joints and muscle may result from the inflammation that HIV causes. Or, it can be a symptom of bacterial or viral infections that infiltrate the body due to low immunity.