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2020 Sep 18

BMC Public Health



Factors associated with current and severe pain among people living with HIV: results from a statewide sample.


Joseph V, Jones A, Canidate S, Mannes Z, Lu H, Ennis N, Ibanez G, Somboonwit C, Cook R
BMC Public Health. 2020 Sep 18; 20(1):1424.
PMID: 32948167.


People living with HIV (PLHIV) are more likely to suffer from pain compared to the general public. Pain often clusters with mental health symptoms and substance use. This study sought to evaluate mental health and substance use factors associated with any pain and severe pain intensities among PLHIV.