Ringing In Ears Due To Hiv Medication

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Tinitis and HIV drugs

I was on Viramune and Combivir but my doctor switched me to Viread and Combivir with mixed results. Is their any data or even anecdotal information linking a ringing in the ears to HIV or HIV medication? Thanks.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
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