Q and A


Is it a problem if you get a rash when you start taking ARVs?

I started taking ARVs last week. The issue is, I’ve got a rash. What should I do? Is this a possible side effect to the medication?


Thanks for getting in touch.

With any rash after starting ART, it’s important that you let your doctor know straight away. This is especially important if it affects different parts of your body.

It might just be a mild reaction, but it could also be something more serious.

When starting ART minor side effects are common, but these usually resolve:


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