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Pain and other symptoms in ambulatory HIV patients in the age of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12149887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine whether and how highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has influenced the prevalence of pain and other symptoms experienced in persons with HIV disease, HIV+ patients at an urban outpatient clinic were asked to complete a symptom checklist before seeing a clinician. Among those who completed the checklists (N = 484), 68% reported at least one symptom and 96% of those reported more than one symptom. Almost half of this cohort reported symptoms with an intensity of 5 or greater, indicating symptoms of at least moderate to severe intensity. The most frequently experienced symptoms were fatigue, trouble sleeping, anxiety, and pain. Despite methodological limitations, the results of this survey project indicate that pain and other symptoms--though less frequent than during the pre-HAART era--continue to be a problem.
Gayle Newshan; JoAnne Bennett; Susan Holman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1055-3290     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-01     Completed Date:  2002-09-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111870     Medline TA:  J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-83     Citation Subset:  IM; N; X    
St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active*
Ethnic Groups
HIV Infections / complications*,  drug therapy
Pain / etiology*
Pain Measurement
Patient Education as Topic
Physician-Patient Relations
Program Development
Grant Support

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