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sustiva & anxiety
Dec 27, 2005

hi iv been on sustiva & truvada for 1o months & have been suffering real bad from anxiety. i was little depressed before going on meds but now things are getting worse i dont want to go out any more i have trouble talking to people even my own friends as i get anxious & panicky. my vl is undetectable & my cd4 is 500 so i really dont no what to do as the meds are obviously doing good in that sense. any advive would be great as im really going mad at the mo.

Response from Dr. Henry

I would discuss how you are feeling with your HIV specialist. Often a switch to an alternative to Sustiva would be considered depending on your treatment history and which drugs are available where you are located. Nevirapine or a protease inhibitor would often maintain viral suppression with less central nervous system problems. KH



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