Apr 12, 2006
I am hetro- male and have been taking tenofovir, sustiva and lamividine for the past three years, my problem is my breasts are swelling and very painful. As I write this Question they have grown to almost 32DD, I am shy to move around with my mates. Been to my Doctor and he said there is nothing he can do, please help
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
There have been several reports of breast enlargement (gynecomastia) in men receiving efavirenz (Sustiva, Strocrin). Here's the PubMed link to one: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=15125753&dopt=Abstract
While not definitive, these studies suggest that your breast enlargement may be due to the HIV medication.
I'd discuss the possibility of switching from efavirenz to a different "third" antiretroviral medication.
Good luck, BY
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