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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