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Oct 19, 2010

Started meds with a viral load close to 100,ooo and cd 4 355 its my tenth day on the meds and my back and my stomach and arms have lil tiny red bumps they dont itch just give me concern

Response from Dr. Henry

A moderate percentage of patients starting Atripla will develop a rash during the first 1-2 weeks most often from the efavirenz. The rash is most often mild and can be treated through. In some patients flare-ups of other skin problems (such as seborrhea or folliculitis)can be seen due to immune reconstitution from the use of effetive HIV medication. Other conditions can mimic those causes of rash so an evaluation by your HIV provider and/or skin specialist is recommended. KH

reoccuring hip/leg pain

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