What to do if side effect occurs during treatments
Dec 16, 2011
hello doctor,I was dianogos of HIV a year ago and just three weeks ago i started taken med and i started having rash and mouth burn. and the doctor suspended the drug. is it normal to start treatment and then stop?
Response from Dr. Henry
You may have been having a serious reaction to your HIV medications that is not common ( < 5% depending on which drugs you were taking). Stopping meds in setting of very serious rash is sometimes required-hopefully where you live there are some alternative treatment options that can be started soon once you rash/mouth problem has stabilized/improved. KH
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