|How long do I "sweat it out?"
Aug 18, 2008
Dr. Henry, First, let me thank you for you invaluable service. Especially to us beginners. Briefly my story is I just test poz 2 weeks ago with very bad numbers. CD4 16 VL well over a million. My doctor put me on Prezista/Norvir, Intelence and Isentress. His belief was that we had to hit this strong and hard. He would be taking me off one of those meds if my CD4 hits 200. I have developed a moderate rash all over my body. And an average fever of 101.5. He took me off doxycycline (for something else) and prescribed 10 mg predizone doses once a day. Of course he's hoping it was the doxy. If after a few days the rash/fever doesn't get better could it be my meds reacting? I know these are good powerful drugs. How long should I try to sweat it out? I can live with the rash and fever as long as I know the drugs are working. He also didn't think the rash resembled any thing associated with immune reconstitution syndrome. But we know that's a possibility given how bad my numbers were. Thanks so much
| Response from Dr. Henry
Several of your HIV meds can cause a rash which generall would clear over 2-3 weeks (would need to be followed carefully since numerous other possible causes). KH
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