|Atripla & Sun sensitivity?
May 12, 2007
Dr.'s, I tested poz last month and really want you to know how helpful these forums are.
I started Atripla last month and feel that it has made me more sensitive to sunlight. I never burn, but the first time I went to a pool this year (with 35 sunblock on), I broke out into a rash and unusual sunburn that went away after a few days. So does Atripla make you more sensitive to sunlight? Not sure if it matters, but when I tested poz, my viral load was 75000. After 1 month on Atripla, it is down to 315. Seems encouraging to me.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Are you taking any other meds that are known to increase sensitivity to sunlight (such as sulfa or tetracycline antibiotics)? I have had some patients report increased sensitivity to UV light on a variety of HIV regimens but I have noticed any particular drug as the usual key factor.KH
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