A case of possible HIV prophylaxis-induced anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Aaron Hauptman, Lisa Carchedi

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There is considerable literature on the neuropsychiatric effects of antiretrovirals. This is the first case, to our knowledge, of new-onset obsessive-compulsive symptoms correlated with emtricitabine/tenofovir, a commonly prescribed HIV prophylaxis combination. We describe the case of a woman, who developed upsetting obsessive thoughts following initiation of this pharmacotherapy and include discussion of relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679.e11-679.e12
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013



  • ADE
  • Adverse event
  • Antiretroviral
  • Anxiety
  • HIV
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
  • Side effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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