Psychotropic prescribing in HIV

E Reid, C Orrell, K Stoloff, J Joska
2012 Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine  
Psychiatric disorders frequently co-occur with HIV, as preceding conditions or consequent to HIV infection. This potentially compromises HIV diagnosis and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment adherence. We provide a brief guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common mental disorders in people living with HIV/AIDS, including: prescribing psychotropics in HIV; neuropsychiatric side-effects of ARVs and other medications commonly prescribed in HIV; and the diagnosis and treatment of depression,
more » ... depression, anxiety, psychosis, agitation, sleep disturbance, pain, and mania. Psychotropic treatments recommended were drawn primarily from those available in the public sector of South Africa.
doi:10.4102/sajhivmed.v13i4.115 fatcat:wgsusdy5gndizbrvnb3epnjdgq