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Am I mad or is it the meds?

It’s 00:50 and once again I can’t sleep. My insomnia has kept me up for the best part of three days in a row now, my mind is tired, my body is exhausted and yet I still can’t sleep.

Published
07 June 2013
From
UK Positive Lad (blog)
Efavirenz and the brain: are we nearer to solving a mysterious side-effect?

One of the most potent HIV drugs, efavirenz, unfortunately also causes mysterious and sometimes chronic disruptions of mood, thought and sleep. Researchers may have found the key to

Published
22 October 2012
From
HIV treatment update
HIV doesn't increase the risk of insomnia

Many HIV-positive patients have insomnia or daytime sleepiness, investigators from the US military report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. However, the prevalence of sleep disorders

Published
27 March 2012
By
Michael Carter
Fluctuating symptoms have major impact on quality of life and fitness to work, survey finds

Common but non-specific symptoms of uncertain cause can dominate the day-to-day life of some people with HIV, a survey by the National AIDS Trust has found. In many

Published
07 September 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Treatment interruptions explain higher HIV viral load in patients with depression and those who use stimulants

Inconsistent use of antiretroviral therapy is the main explanation for the higher viral loads observed in HIV-positive patients who are depressed or who use stimulant drugs, US

Published
08 February 2011
By
Michael Carter
Fatigue remains common in people with HIV, and often connected with social factors and mental health issues

The prevalence of fatigue amongst people with HIV ranged from between 33% and 88% in 42 studies examined in a review article in the online

Published
10 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
Symptoms still common in people with HIV, but rarely recognised by their doctors

HIV-positive patients have a high burden of symptoms, which are often unrecognised by their healthcare providers, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS

Published
07 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
A chance to dream

Emmeline Ravilious discovers what the Sussex Beacon and EJAF are doing about sleep disorders.

Published
03 December 2009
From
HIV treatment update
Sex, sleep and self-esteem: what we need most

Anxiety and depression, bad sleep, bad sex, and low self-esteem: these are our biggest bugbears as people living with HIV. More than two-thirds of the 1777 people with

Published
01 April 2009
From
HIV treatment update
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