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aphthous ulcers in mouth
May 22, 2000

In two phenotype tests, a year apart, I show general resistance to all available anti-HIV meds. I've started a new 5-drug militia one month ago, a regimen with tenofovir (pmpa) and ABT378r, along with 3tc, agenerase and ddi (the last 3 which I have been on previously).

After one week, my gums were so sensitive, it hurt to brush teeth or floss, and a few days later, I developed sores on my tongue, inside of my gums and one on my lip. Also, I've started getting cramping in my calves, which I've had before.

Is this the ddi only? If I stop the ddi, my doc is afraid the other 4 drugs might not be strong enough, and I'm at the end of my options. Any suggestions?

Response from Dr. Henry

Hmmmm, could be the ddI but I wouldn't jump ship yet (?? abacavir as a substitute). I would treat any gingivitis with chlorhexidine and use a magic mouthwash prep (maalox, tetracycline, viscous xylocaine, +/- dexamethasone) over the next several weeks. Keith Henry, M.D.

yeast infections of the skin
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