Patients Living with HIV – Provider Resources
Treatment of chronic pain among individuals living with HIV/AIDS requires a delicate balance between relieving pain and managing complications or medication interactions. Creating an individualized treatment plan is key to the success and overall health and well-being.
Please note: It is important to ensure that patients living with HIV/AIDS feel accepted in the health care setting. Stigma and perceptions of discrimination can be debilitating for patients. Speaking in a non-judgmental way and creating an open communication between your patient and yourself is crucial to their overall health and well-being.
Pain in Patients Living with HIV/AIDS
- Download this two-page fact sheet to learn more about the types of pain patients with HIV/AIDS may experience, why pain is underreported and undertreated, evaluation techniques and how to treat HIV-related pain.
Pain Management Guidelines for Treating Patients Living with HIV
Access the first comprehensive guidelines developed for treating chronic pain in patients living with HIV.
Additional Resources on HIV and adolescent Sexual Health
For more information on HIV an adolescent sexual health, check out these resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics.