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Author Topic: White Pimples on face - due to meds ??  (Read 1660 times)

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Offline mark86

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White Pimples on face - due to meds ??
« on: November 12, 2007, 12:31:54 PM »
Hi all,

26yr old black south african friend has got some pimples on her face. She has been on Sustiva and Combivir for about 9mths now. Doctor has told her it is the meds but it will go away. Anyone had this experience and found a solution.

Am trying to convinve her to use this fantastic website herself !!!..will keep trying.


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: White Pimples on face - due to meds ??
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 07:49:35 AM »

Never had anything ( pimples) on the face due to medications that I am on. However, if those pimples don't clear up or worsen, your friend should try to see a dermatologist, to have it properly diagnosed.

I am not saying that molluscum contagiosum virus is the cause of this,( as none of us here can diagnose ) but your friend might want to look further into it. Here's a link from the site :


« Last Edit: November 13, 2007, 07:51:25 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 4/11/16,  t-cells are at 385,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 14%

 64 years young.

Offline mark86

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Re: White Pimples on face - due to meds ??
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 03:46:16 PM »
Thanks JRE,
Seeing a dermatologist is probably the best option. She is in Capetown so thats going to cost a lot but we'll make it happen and keep you posted of the result.

Mark86 (UK)


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