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Sep 22, 2005

i have been on lamivudine, stavudine and nevirapine for the past six months. i am ok except for certain reoccuring rash in some part of my body, increased appetite and weight gain which i am happy about. please advise me on foods to avoid cause i just eat what i see.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

It's good to hear that you're tolearting medications well and have gained weight and appetite.

While rash can be a side effect of many HIV medications, including nevirapine, a limited rash that occurs from time to time doesn't sound like a drug rash to me. It's perhaps more likely that this is a contact allergy (like that to a laundry soap or perfume).

As for what foods to eat or not, I'd have you look at's search engine under "nutrition". You'll find many links to relevant articles. In short, I strive to have my patients eat a balanced diet and avoid excesses in any one food category.

As a friend once said, "life's short, eat well". Good luck and health to you. BY

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