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Is One Checked For Hiv Before Taking Accutane

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Is it saft to go on Accutane if you have HIV?

I have a CD4 count of 460 and 10,000 viral load. I'm not on meds right now. I've been on accutane before I had HIV and it did not effect anything. Is it ok to go on it now? ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I don't think there is any problem to use Accutane in the presence of HIV infection and if you are not taking HIV meds. From a previous post of mine a couple of years ago: Accutane is not listed as a drug which is absolutely contraindicated... Read more »

Past Accutane use, Combivir, and liver/pancreas toxicit

I am taking a 28-day course of Combivir as PEP for a potentially unsafe sexual situation. In the... Read more »

Accutane and HIV Testing

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Accutane or HIV rash?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
WHat is the HIV rash like? Dr. Bob said "papular eruption". My rash is above, on, and below my armpits. It is just red and raised skin. It itches, but I keep hydrocortizone on it, and it helps. DO I HAVE HIV? Read more »

HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »

A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into you get multiple results for so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »

after a loooong hiatus, i decided to check in...

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies
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