Jun 21, 2013
Dear sir/MOm: I am 40 male with hiv positive and hcc too -not active- I started my ART med when my CD 4 was 13 about 3 month ago with Bioviprine_lazid-cotrimasazol everything goes well now about 1 week early symptom reappear rush irrationan inflammation digestion disorder lack of taste for meal. I did not change any in my diet or med what happened again drug resistance please let me know your view I get confused. Rgds
Response from Dr. Henry
Lazid (AZT + 3TC) can cause numerous stomach/taste abnormalities in some patients. Rash can also be seen from immune reconstitution syndrome (IRIS) due to improving CD4 (T-helper cell) counts when patients start effective HIV meds more common with a low starting CD4 count such as yours. I wide range of other non-HIV and HIV related problems can cause many of your symptoms so a clinical evaluation by your HIV doctor is recommended. Drug resistance is less likely if you are not missing any doses and if you are taking 3 active HIV medications so would review with your HIV doctor. KH
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