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Antibiotic Allergies

Apr 21, 2013

Doctor, I've read HIV can cause antibiotic allergies. Could this happen within weeks of contracting HIV? I've never had a problem with antibiotic and suddenly reacted to Cipro and Augmentin.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

In general, people with HIV infection do have an increased likelihood of having antibiotic, as well as other drug allergic reactions. This is likely due to dysfunction of the immune system as a result of HIV infection, and underlying genetics of the person, as some people have a higher likelihood of being allergic in general compared to others.

I didn't expect therapy after 4 months of infection?!!
avodart and viramune /truvada

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