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Truvada and Sustiva

Nov 25, 2005

I am experiencing hyperpigmention and I was wondering if there was any way to stop this,or a way to 'overried' this, as I feel it makes it obvious that I am on HIV meds.

Response from Dr. Henry

The hyperpigmentaion is possibly due to the FTC in the Truvada. Maybe a switch from FTC to 3TC might help or some alternative NRTI backbone regimen. Also suggest seeing a dermatologist to consider other possibilities. KH

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