|sound in my ear
Jun 4, 2010
hello sir, I have been witness this for long time now and i kept on wondering what will be the cause of it,but i found nothing that,s why i throw it for you advice me .my problem was every time i heard sound in my ear like mosquito,what will be the cause ?on regimens sustiva,truvada for 2yrs and half.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Ringing in ears (tinnitus) is fairly common in general population and is also seen in HIV+ patients on treatment. Often difficult to pin down if the HIV or one of the drugs is a main factor. I have seen several patients out of many hundreds who seemed to have ringing in ears due possibly to either lamivudine (3TC) or emtricitabine (FTC in Truvada). A complete work up (often with ENT consultation) is recommended (including review of other drugs than may can be a factor). If no other cause is found a switch to an alternative regimen may be considered on a trial basis. KH
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