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Appropriate pain management may have role in key HIV treatment outcomes, suggests US research

[From aidsmap, August 30, 2018]

“Chronic pain was reported by a quarter of people living with HIV in an American study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Among people reporting ongoing pain of moderate intensity or worse, individuals who did not receive long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) were at increased risk of missing follow-up appointments and having a detectable viral load. Receiving LTOT was associated with lower rates of virologic failure”

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