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cysts on liver
Nov 8, 2002

dear drs. i had a occupational needle stick from a know hiv patient. iwas consisder high risk and given a prophy of three drugs; crixivan 400mg, epivir 150mg, and retrovir 100 mg. i have recently had a cat scan of my abdomen and they have now found cysts on my liver, none were seen at a previos exam. is there a relationship between the drugs and the cysts? thank you for your time.

Response from Dr. Henry

Liver cysts from a short course of antiretroviral therapy has not been previously reported so I doubt the liver cysts (often an incidental finding) are unrelated to the drug exposure. KH

kaletra,viread,and combivir

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