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Jun 8, 2000

I've tried and failed all medications, but have always been on many drugs. My latest addition in March was Amprenavir. Over the last several weeks I have developed what look like small translucent bumps, almost like acne all over my arms and torso. I plan to see a dermatologist but wondered if this has been seen before. Someone noted that they were tiny subcutaneous fat deposits or lipomas from taking PI's. Anyone seen this before? paul

Response from Dr. Henry

I have seen lipomas in the setting of HIV with and without treatment though usually they are embedded in the subcutaneous tissue and not exactly as you described. I concur that a trip to a dermatologist is a very good idea. Ordinarily amprenavir has a low rate of fat disturbances (based on early data) compared to some of the other PIs. Keith Henry, M.D.

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