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2019 May

J Pain Symptom Manage



Chronic pain, functional status, and life satisfaction are associated with patients living with HIV discussing advanced care planning with their family or friends.


Hansen ED, Mitchell MM, Cruz Oliver DM, Alghanim FA, Walter M, Case AA, Smith T, Knowlton AR
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 May; 57(5):961-965.
PMID: 30818027.


In the era of effective antiretroviral therapy, persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are living longer, transforming HIV into a serious chronic illness, warranting discussions between patients and their loved ones about advanced care planning (ACP). Evidence is needed on factors associated with patients' likelihood to discuss ACP with loved ones.