|My face defaced
Oct 21, 2005
I have been put on Conbivir & Kaletra and since ever then my Face is full with acne or some rashes like pimples and white blood cells coming out intermittenly & itching my face, making my face defaced.My doc.did not want to change the regime since the first line of Conbivir & Neverapir failed due to liver related problem,and now he said since the this problem is not a side effect of Kaletra we should continue.could it be conbivir? What do i do? my face is messed up and people just keep asking and suspecting i am hivPositve or so,this is reminding me of my status which i try to keep away so as to move forward. Thanks for your concern
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hi and thanks for posting. It could be the Combivir or the Kaletra or neither. Depending on the status of your immune system when you started treatment it could be a skin manifestation of immune reactivation which can sometime produce skin inflammation. The first step would be to see a dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment. If this does not solve the problem, and if the diagnosis of a medication rash is arrived at, then a change in therapy may be in order. Good luck!
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