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Strange Pussy Pimples
Oct 1, 2003

I started on Viramune/Epivir/Videx approx. 4 months ago and have not noticed any side affects whatsoever. My labs are showing extremely promising results and I feel great! (this past spring i had severe anemia, hemoglobin was 6, but no other problems historically). In the past couple of months I have had a few strange, rather large, pussy pimples, one on the back of my hand, one on my shoulder and now one on my buttocks. They are very sore and take about a month or more to completely heal. Any thoughts? thanks.

Response from Dr. Conway

Although Viramune is associated with a number of complications with repsect to skin rashes, this does not sound like one of them. In general, pus represents the presence of infection. A specific diagnosis can often be made by taking a sample of the fluid. It also depends on what else might be going on with respect to your genral health, including any other symptoms you might have.

Keep taking your antiretrovirals and talk to your doctor.

Good Luck.

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