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Hemophiliac with HIV
Sep 18, 2002

I am asking this question for a friend who is unable to get to his computer due to severe muscle weakness.

He is a hemophiliac and contracted HIV though the Factor VIII product in the 80's. He has been diagnosed with MAC but now seems under control with antiobiotic treatment. He is presently taking Epivir, Viread, and Zerit combination. He has been complaing about weak muscles and every time he tries to get into his wheel chair he pulls a muscle which causes bleeding therefore he has to take more factor VIII to get the bleeding under control. Is it possible he is having a reaction to Zerit which is causing MT symptoms?

Response from Dr. Henry

It is possible (checking a lactic acid level, liver and muscles enzymes would help sort out) but likely there are other health factors involved. KH

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