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valproic acid and pt w/AIDS

Feb 24, 2007

I have a pt with AID as defined by the CDC w/ a concominant need for depakote (mood stabilizer).is it relative contraindictaon or absolute??

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Valproic acid is not contraindicated in patients with HIV infection, unless they have significant underlying liver disease. In fact small studies have shown the possibility of activity against HIV.

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