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Jul 5, 2013

My husband diagnosed hiv with cd4 of 15,chest x-rays also shows tuberculosis.While hospitalised was started on TB treatment 2weeks prior initiating on arvs.Now is been on arv for 2weeks he is now experiencing vomiting and weight loss.Am very worried cos he is not getting better.

Response from Dr. Henry

Taking TB and HIV meds is a challenge for many patients due to the number of pills that often can contribute to nausea and vomiting. A clinical assessment is recommended due to the seriousness and complicated nature of those problems. Often anti-nausea medicines can help. In some cases IV fluids and medicines are used while trying to stabilize the situation. KH

Using Kaletra and Combivir
left leg toe paining, burning and not able to walk,

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