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Can Drug Induced Hepatitis Cause A Skin Rash

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Acute Drug-induced Hepatitis; a result of HIV drug therapy?

I'm currently on Bactrim and Norvir, Prezista and Truvada. I contracted HIV on Oct 6, 2011 and started ART on Oct 31, 2011 during seroconversion. Initial t cell count was 154 with viral load of > 500,000 copies/mL. My last PCR revealed a T...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I share your concerns about your liver injury. I also agree with the discontinuation of your Bactrim by your doctor. However, if I were a betting person, I would stake a bid on your Green Tea extract...I have cut and pasted some titles of articles... Read more »

Pulled off meds because of drug induced hepatitis

I started Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir 9/26/08, last week a routine liver function test came back... Read more »

RASH induced by PI/Antiviral

Prior to receiving your response to my question regarding rashes and HIV medications, I contacted... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Hepatitis C Drug Incivek Gets "Black Box" Warning Over Possible Fatal Skin Condition

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring a black box warning on the Vertex Pharmaceuticals hepatitis C medication Incivek due to a potentially fatal skin rash. The FDA says that patients taking Incivek in combination with the medications... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

A team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has discovered a new mechanism for identifying and understanding drug-related autoimmune reactions. In an article available online today in the journal AIDS , the team found that... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Skin Problems

Many people get a rash when they start taking antiretrovirals. Rashes can be caused by the following drugs: non-nucleoside analogues -- nevirapine (Viramune), delavirdine (Rescriptor) and efavirenz (Sustiva) the nucleoside analogue abacavir (alone... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Managing Side Effects From New Hepatitis C Drugs

Boceprevir (Victrelis) and telaprevir (Incivek) are newly licensed treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) mono-infection (HCV infection only). Clinical trials are planned or underway testing these drugs in people who are co-infected with HCV and... Read more »
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Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 9 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

What is exactly skin rash ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anybody describe skin rash during ARS for me ? Is it small red dots or large ones ? Are there many of them or only a few ? Are they localized or can they appear anywhere on the body ? When they appear, do they last for a long time or do they... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 5 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

skin rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi,
Is anyone currently taking Viramune with Combivir? I have developed a skin rash from the Virmaune. This is exactly like the rash I developed when I was taking Sustiva, which the doctor took me off of immediately. I am currently in the second week... Read more »