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Skin darkening
May 6, 2013

Hello doc, for some time now my face is getting darker while other parts of the body is still the same. I am on lopinavir,ritonazir,lamoviduine and zed ovine, don't really know what to do. Need your advice.

Response from Dr. Henry

I have rarely observed darkening of skin in face from zidovudone or lamivudine-not so much ritonavir/lopinavir. Has occurred exclusively in African American or African borne patients. I have referred to dermatologist to look for other explanationa before considering a switch to an alternative regimen if one if available that would likely control the HIV OK. KH

Can i survive with a low CD4?

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