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What should I know about sun protection while taking tipranavir?

If you're taking the HIV drug tipranavir (Aptivus), you should know that sun protection is very important, because this drug might make you sensitive to sunlight. Wear a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) whenever you go out, including in the winter and on cloudy days. Also wear sunglasses, a hat and long sleeves.

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