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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