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Who Takes Sustiva

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Switching times of taking Sustiva

I've been taking Sustiva for the past 9 months and Combivir for the past 6. Since being diagnosed with HIV June 2002, I've had problems with sleep. I sleep approx. 3-4 hours and then wake up and can't go back to sleep. I've...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often switching to AM dosing of Sustiva helps out folks who experience the problems you relate. You could take one Sustiva somewhat earlier than usual (before supper) and then take the next dose in the AM as you try to transition to AM dosing. It... Read more »

effects on non HIV taking sustiva

my younger brother(who is HIV negative) took one of my sustiva pills, is there any thing we sould... Read more »

How can I sleep/rest better taking Sustiva?

Even I am taking sustiva with empty stomach I have vivid dreams so I wake-up tired. And I have to... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Sustiva: Personal Experiences With the New NNRTI Part I: Hail to Sustiva

There has been much said about the new NNRTI (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor). Some of the press has been good, such as its once-daily dosing and the fact that there are no food restrictions as with many of the protease inhibitors.... Read more »
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FAQs About Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Side Effects | Drug Interactions | Pregnancy Starting Treatment Do I need to... Read more »
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Sustiva Study Finds Ethnicity, Quality of Life Predict Treatment Outcomes

A study published in the journal AIDS found that ethnicity and quality of life measures affected how likely people were to experience failure on a regimen with Sustiva (efavirenz). The analysis from ACTG A5095 adds to a growing sense of unease... Read more »
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Case Report Shows Gingko May Interact With Sustiva

In a Dutch case study of one individual living with HIV, gingko biloba appeared to interact with the HIV drug Sustiva (efavirenz), causing it to fail in this person. The data were reported in AIDS in June 2009. The 47-year-old man had been on stable... Read more »
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I'm taking sustiva and combivir

Posted by aaron
I forgot to add that.

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SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
Just wondering if anyone else was taking Sustiva/Epzicom or Sustiva and something else and experienced extreme social anxiety issues as well as depression and fatigue. The first year I seemed fine, but I eventually didn't want to talk to anyone or... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have anything to share on their experience with sustiva?(good or bad) and legnth of time they've been taking it and if they swicthed from a pi because of lipo or something else and their side effects got better. I have been having a... Read more »

Wild dreams on Sustiva!

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
I have had some crazy dreams while on Suativa! I never had dreams like I have been having!
I have been taking Sustiva for almost a year nos so when are these wierd dreams going to stop? My dreams consist of people swimming in a clear blue ocean... Read more »