|Hiv and Eye problems
Feb 26, 2014
Hi, I started hiv medication 3 months ago, my viral load was high, and CD4 was 287, now with medication, all my problems are under control. Initially I developed dry eye problems, and eye pressure went upto 21/19-L/R and CD ratio was suspicious. I could see that my sore throat,skin rash, tiredness all are subsided. All I want to know , will hiv medication(Artipla) gradually help me to get the suspicious CD ratio sorted?I have not tested my eyes again after tht.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Atripla would rarely directly cause increased intraocular pressure (reported occasionally-hard to determine if problem might have been preexisiting). Best advice is to have the pressures followed closely. I cannot with any confidence state that switching to another HIV regimen or continuing the Atripla will resolve the problem due to lack of published data concerning this situation. KH
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