Marked on the skin
dermatological lesions in hiv/aids patients: an integrative review
Keywords:skin manifestations, HIV, nursing care
Introduction: Knowledge of professional practice is relevant to provide studies concerning the integral assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS. This knowledge aims at a differential care that meet the needs of each patient and confidence in procedures, elucidating doubts on the drug treatment and appropriate care of each type of skin lesion that may arise during their lives, allowing greater awareness of their health, mainly concerning the stigmatization of the scars marked on their skin. Objective: To know the skin lesions described in scientific articles affecting the HIV/AIDS patients. Methods: Integrative review with research into MEDLINE, Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde and Scientific Eletronic Library Online databases’ articles between 2010 and 2016. Results: Nine articles were selected, and three categories emerged from the Thematic Content Analysis: dermatological lesions in HIV/AIDS patients; benefits of antiretroviral therapy and possible dermatological reactions; dermatological lesions care. Conclusion: The main dermatological lesions in HIV/ AIDS patients described in the scientific articles were the following: pruritic papular eruptions; Kaposi’s Sarcoma lesions; mucocutaneous eruptions and ulcerations; Molluscum Contagiosum lesions; Psoriasis lesions; rashes due to drug interactions; maculopapular eruptions, urticarias and hyperpigmentation of cutaneous attachments as adverse reactions to antiretrovirals; and erythematous papules.