Aug 22, 2005
I am also an African-American woman who is having the same problem with my skin. However, I am not on AZT. Yet, eleven years ago I was but now I'm on Norvir, Viread, Invirase, & Videx EC. Could it be that certain classes of medications are causing the change?
Response from Dr. Henry
I have seen the hyperpigmentation mostly due to AZT but very occasionally in patients on other nucleoside drugs such as the ones you are taking. I don't usually advise taking Viread and Videx together (unless there are extenuating/individual circumstances present) due to concern about increased toxicity and a negative effect on CD4 count over time. KH
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