Individuals with HIV experience chronic pain secondary to the disease and its treatment, which can affect their quality of life. Pain and its treatment can also be affected by comorbid conditions such as substance use disorders and mental health conditions. For some individuals, behavioral therapies to address pain may not be accessible due to psychosocial circumstances. Using a case-based approach, the discussion includes an overview of the evidence for the treatment of pain in those with HIV. The discussion also includes nursing interventions that may impact the experience of pain for those with HIV.
Presented by Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN, FAANP