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Aug 3, 2006

I have a history of mild depression. I realize that sustiva can have certain psychiatric issues, including depression. Do you think that all patients with a history of depression should avoid Sustiva, even if the depression was mild?

Response from Dr. Pierone

I don't think that everyone with a history of depression should necessarily avoid Sustiva. But if Sustiva is chosen as part of combination therapy it is prudent to monitor for exacerbation of depression. That said, most people with mild or controlled depression do fine on Sustiva. Thanks for posting and best of luck to you!

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