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Jan 13, 2010

my boyfriend started to have rash or what it seems to be hive on his arms, legs, and chest. he has been taking atripla for almost a yeard should we be worrie about it. this started 1/11/2009.

Response from Dr. Henry

Rash would unlikely be related to the Atripla after one year of treatment so most likely another explanation. I would recommend that he see his HIV specialist to evaluate the rash to try and find the cause and make a treatment recommendation. If the rash also involves the eyes, mouth, lungs or is worsening with fever and other symptoms then that is very serious and requires immediate evaluation. KH

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