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Therapy and bad nails
Jul 19, 2000

Hello? I know I shouldn't complain about my bad nails and be happy about my great results. I've been taking crixivan 3tc and epivir for 3 years I'm undetectable and cd4 600. Have any suggestion what supplements I can take to improve my nails?? They are really white, deformed and they crack the AZT causing that? Thank u!!!!!

Response from Dr. Henry

AZT can do that in some folks and so can Crixivan. I don't have an easy fix other than talking to your HIV doc to make sure there is no fungal infection or vitamin deficiency and then considering switching your drugs around to ones that might not do that (it from Crixivan to a different PI). Keith Henry, M.D.

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