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sustiva rash
Sep 24, 2004

Hi. I would like to ask you for a second opinion.. I recently started on Stocrin (Sustiva) and Combivir. The first 10 days were fine but then I developed a rash. My doctor tried to treat the rash until I got high fever (39 C), over half of my body had basically no healthy skin and I had some blisters inside of my upper lips. I am now on recession eating no medicine until my rash disappears totally. My doc would like me to start with Kaletra or Reyataz + Norivir and also continue the Combivir.

Do you think I have now developed resistance for all NNRTIs? What would you suggest as the next medication to try?

Thanks in advance!

Response from Dr. Henry

In situations like that I often check to see if any resistance can be detected. In my experience most often you should be OK (no NNRTI resistance yet). The regimen your doc is suggesting seems very reasonable to me. KH

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