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Injection Site Hives And Hiv

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Sore injections sites

I've been using Fuzeon for almost two months now and all areas of injection are sore nodes and a lot of discoloration. Three days ago I woke up with hives and am now taking a dose of prednisone to keep the hives at bay; also taking allegra...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
As you probably know, injection site reactions (ISRs) are one of the most common side effects related to Fuzeon administration. While you may not be able to eliminate them, you may be able to minimize them. Some hints that may help decrease the... Read more »

Serious Injection Site Reaction

I was on Fuzeon for over a year and typically my ISR were very sore and lasted for more than 7 days. Finally I couldn't stand thinking of taking one more shots 6 months ago and stopped all together. After all this time I still have a huge...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That is a challenging and frustrating situation! Sometimes putting an ice pack over the injection site helps some patients. In the US there are some new HIV meds that can be used instead of Fuzeon in patients with resistant virus in certain... Read more »

Hives and other symptoms

HiSorry that I didn't know where to ask this question. I have just been diagnosed HIV+. I thought I must have been infected in the last year but was surprised to learn my T-cell count was 295. I haven't gotten any other test results...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question, sorry to hear about your diagnosis.I'm not aware of hives being associated with HIV per se, though persons with HIV certainly are not protected from getting them. The issue about seeing your doctor if you have lip... Read more »

Hives/Rash on Atripla

Hello - I've been POZ for 3 years, just started on Atripla as my first medicine, I felt great, very little side effects, some vivid dreams is all - until the 9th day when I broke out in hives, that covered much of my body.I've read every...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Rash and hives overlap (hives is a type of rash). Most often a patient with hives who started Atripla can continue the Atripla and be managed with antihistamines and observation. If eyes, mouth, breathing involved them must stop the Atripla. If... Read more »
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