HIV is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that can lead to AIDs, or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, if not diagnosed and treated early on. A person suffering from HIV/AIDs can develop various symptoms that can affect different parts of the body.

Some of the problems that stem from HIV/AIDs involve the skin. There are various skin complications that can happen to HIV/AIDS patients, as a result of the immune system's weakening and inability to function properly.

Here are some examples of skin complications that an HIV/AIDS patient may have:

Kaposi's Sarcoma

This is a form of skin cancer that affects the skin and the mucous membranes. It is very common among HIV/AIDS victims. It manifests as a dark purple lesion or lesions on the skin. It can spread to other parts of the body very easily because of the weakened immune system. It can also afflict the important internal organs.

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

This is an infection that occurs in a patient's mouth. It brings about white lesions that appear on the sides or bottom of the tongue.


This is caused by a yeast called the candida fungus. It is characterized by white lesions in the victim's mouth. It can spread to other body parts, such as the skin, liver, and lungs.

HIV/AIDS testing should be done early on to avoid all these complications. Use a rapid HIV test kit by STD Rapid Test Kits to test for HIV conveniently, fast, and accurately.