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What Causes Hypersensitivity Reaction

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Nevirapine Hypersensitivity Reaction

After a few months break from 6 years of NVP therapy along with AZT/3TC, I reintroduced the agents and experienced a severe hypersensitivity reaction. My questions are...1. Even though this was 10 months ago I still feel as though my nerve endings...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...From the information you provided it seems unlikely that you experience an hypersensitivity reaction to either AZT or 3TC so the nevirapine would be the most likely inciting drug. It seems reasonable to me to consider use of Read more »

possibility of hypersensitivity reaction when restarting Trizivir

I am a 36 y/o male diagnosed HIV+ in 1999. My current cd4 is 766 26%, and VL 56650. I have elected... Read more »

sulfa allergy and emtriva

I was told that since my daughter has an allergy to sulfa medication that she would most likley not... Read more »
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Tibotec Therapeutics

HIV/AIDS Update -- New Intelence Labeling: Severe Skin and Hypersensitivity Reactions

...has been strengthened to reflect that there have been postmarketing reports of: fatality due to toxic epidermal necrolysis hypersensitivity reactions, sometimes accompanied by hepatic failure Additionally, Guidance has been added that... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: Severe Hypersensitivity Reactions Following Reintroduction with ZiagenĀ® (Abacavir Sulfate) Products

...enclosures. Dear Health Care Provider, Glaxo Wellcome Inc. is writing to inform you of important new safety information about hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir, a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor which, in combination... Read more »
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Secondary Syphilis and Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction

... Secondary Syphilis and Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction (Poster 482) Authored by C. Kutler, E. Birenbaum, B. Koll, D. Mildvan, S. Yancovitz, Beth Israel Medical Ctr. New York, NY Read more »
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Severity and Rate of Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reactions Higher Than Previously Believed

...useful immediately. Footnotes Hetherington S, Hughes A, Mosteller M, et al. HLA-B57 and TNF-alpha variants associated with hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir among HIV-1-positive subjects . In: Program and abstracts of the 9th... Read more »
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Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms"..... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...failure, hypotension, adult respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, and death have occurred in association with hypersensitivity reactions. In one study, 4 patients (11%) receiving ZIAGEN 600 mg once daily experienced hypotension with... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im about 2 1/2 weeks past "exposure". I haven't really had any symptoms that I am aware of....other than a somewhat sore throat, and some sinus drainage in my throat. I went to the dr. today and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a... Read more »