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skin issues
May 10, 2009

Black male, hiv for approx. 10 years, taking atripla and before components of atripla, blood counts have been good 6 months ago. Seem to be breaking out with rash on stomach,back,upper arms and face. Do you think my drugs are decreasing its efficacy?

Response from Dr. Henry

There are many skin conditions that are common in HIV+ persons on or off treatment. In the majority of cases flare up of skin rashes would rarely be a clue that an otherwise effective HIV regimen is no longer effective though that is possible. A clinical and blood test evaluation should be able to quickly sort that out so recommend seeing your HIV doc. KH

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