Management of Psychiatric Disorders in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Author: Glenn J. Treisman, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Potent ART is the best therapy
    • ART agents have been “scored” for effectiveness in penetrating the nervous system (Table 3)[Letendre 2010] but unclear whether regimens designed to have high CNS penetration confer neurocognitive benefit[Taiwo 2010]
    • Other agents addressing symptoms, such as antidepressants or antianxiety agents, may also be of benefit

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