|Best treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis for newly diagnosed
Apr 2, 2010
I have just recently been diagnosed with HIV following a severe flare up of my psoriasis. I have suffered from psoriasis for most of my life (I am 50) and usually take methotrexate to control it. I am concerned about what will now be the best treatment for me given my HIV status. From what I read methotrexate will now be out of the question. What would you propose, what about the new biologic drugs?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Depending on the situation, methotrexate can still be used (carefully with judicious choice of HIV meds to minimize risk for side effects). I have had numerous patients with psoriasis and HIV infection and in most cases we have been able to achieve good control for both conditions working with dermatologist and often a pharmacist to make sure optimal drug compatability is achieved. KH
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