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Jan 26, 2011

I wanted to know if being HIV positive gives discoloration to your finger nails and toe nails, or could this be a possible additional medical concern? Or possible medications?

Response from Dr. Henry

Some HIV associated conditions (such as fungal nail infection) or HIV meds (such as zidvudine or emtricitabine) can cause nail discoloration. If any reader knows of any other published link between nail discoloration and HIV or HIV drugs please post. KH

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