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fungal infections
Sep 10, 2006

I am currently on Truvada, Norvir, lexiva. I continously get funal infections either on my neck, and the most recent is right next to my ears on my face. Could this be a side effect from the meds, or is this a common occurance? I was on lamasil oral tabs for 10 days for the neck, now that that is healed it has shown by my ears.

Response from Dr. Henry

Fungal infections in the neck/facial area would rarely be a side effect of the medications you listed. Some fungal conditions can be confused with a range of other common skin problems seen in HIV+ persons (such as eosinophilic folliculitis or seborrrhea). I often seek help from a dermatologist to better refine the diagnosis and treatment plan if my first efforts don't lead to clear improvement. KH



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