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Oct 8, 2003

Dear Friends..

It is amazing that you are there..really...! i was diognosed hiv+in may03'with cd4:86/ doctor started meon a treatment straight away(combivir-sustiva) and + i ve been taking septrin 3 times a week ever since..

now my results are cd4:269 and vl:undetecteble..and my doctor stoped me taking septrin..ever since i start having miner night sweats..(i use to get soaked at night before i got tested.and soon after i started on septrin it stoped.)

so i am very confused..very happy about thatmy drugs are working for the moment,but i cant figure out why the night sweats are back....i am 33 healthy ,well eating , no alcohol..

can you help me to understand?

many thanks

Response from Dr. Henry

Night sweats can be due to an infection or other undiagnosed problem so your HIV doc shouyld be informed about the return of your sweats. Hormone problems, temperature changes, drug reactions and other conditions can cause sweating. Some docs continue the septra for a bit longer (such as until CD4 count > 300 for 3-6 months). KH

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