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Syncope as a probable side effect to combination antiretroviral therapy initiated during primary HIV-1 infection

Dorte Lybaek A B and Carsten Schade Larsen A

A Department of Infectious Diseases, Skejby Hospital, University Hospital of Aarhus, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

B Corresponding author. Email:

Sexual Health 5(1) 69-71
Submitted: 2 November 2007  Accepted: 22 January 2008   Published: 22 February 2008


A previously healthy young man experienced several episodes of syncope while being treated with tenofovir, emtricitabine and nevirapine initiated during primary HIV-1 infection. Symptoms disappeared after discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy and we suggest that syncope may be a side effect to one of the three antiretroviral drugs that has not been described previously.


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