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psychological impact of ART tretment

Jun 6, 2007

Is there any studies regarding psychological impact of ART treatment among HIV-AIDS patients?is the side effects and prolong intake affect the mental status.pls show me references.

Response from Dr. Horwath

Most antiretroviral medications do not cause any adverse effects on mental status. However, efavirenz (Sustiva) is known to cause a variety of psychiatric side effects, including vivid dreams, insomnia, and depression. In many people, these side effects occur early in treatment and are transient.

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