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Viramune Rash
Aug 6, 2008

What percentage of people get a rash when starting Viramune+Truvada? Does this usually happen within the first two weeks of starting and if it doesn't happen by then will it not occur?

Also, what percentage of people get elevated liver enzymes from Viramune+Truvada?

Thank You

Response from Dr. Henry

Rash from nevirapine is seen in about 15-20% usually in the first several weeks. The risk for hepatitis from nevirapine depends on gender and CD4 count with women with CD4 > 250 vs < 240 (11% vs 1%) having a higher rate then men with CD4 count > 400 vs < 400 (6.4 vs 2-3%). Rash or liver abnormalties from Truvada occurs rarely. KH

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