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Acne Drugs And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum of your body. Be careful not to scratch the lesions or to cut them while shaving. Some health care providers think that using an electric shaver helps prevent the spread of molluscum. Drug Interaction Problems The acne drugs tretinoin (Retin-A) and isotretinoin (Accutane) tend to dry out the skin. Dry skin is also a side effect of the protease inhibitor indinavir (Crixivan) and some other antiretroviral medications (ARVs). If you...
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Alot of news recently of minocyclines anti hiv benefits

Was on minocycline for many years for acne, but have recently been switched to Doryx or doxycycline. My question is, are the two drugs close enough for me to still retain the anti hiv benefits? Its said the anti inflamation of the drug some how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Minocycline may have some beneficial effects for HIV related brain problems but data is scant at this point in our knowledge. It does have anti-inflammatory properties but the actual Read more »

Terrible Acne

I am hiv+ and on treatment (combivir & virummune)I have terrible acne which I grew up with I am 42yrs old. I was told about rawacutan(not right spelling)Can I use it I am worried about side effect especially my liver please advise. My CD4 is 700 and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Accutane like drugs can be used for acne in patients on your hIV regimen but close monitoring for blood/liver and other side effects of required. The decision to use liposuction is a personal Read more »

Acne and shoulder pain

My partner is on a combination of Scoctrin and Kaletra due to the presence of the T215 and M41L mutation. Two things seem to be happening. Acne has been popping up on his back neck and chest probably at a moderate level. They appear large and blind...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Flare ups of acne can be seen in a minority of patients when starting effective HIV drugs partly due to immune reconstitution and possibly from an effect of drugs (such as protease inhibitors) on some hormone Read more »


Hi,I have been pos for 19 years,my current stats are, viral load undetetable, cd4 1020,never any complications from hiv,some mutations to hiv drugs, Im 43 years old,drugs I,m taking are 1 norvir,3fortavse,2 ryatase,2 virumune a day,I have never had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...conditions like rosacea, folliculitis, seborrhea and many others can involve the face). I have noticed that patients doing well on HIV meds (a variety of meds) seem to start having trouble with acne for reasons that are sometimes unclear to me. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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...unprotected intercourse with a man that has aids. DIdn't know at the time. then found out he is iv drug user. It has been 13 months. had ars after 3 weeks after exposure. my Read more »