US IDSA HIV pain management guidelines (2017)

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

The Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA) has published new online guidelines for pain management of HIV positive people.

The open-access document reviews the types of chronic non-cancer pain commonly seen among persons living with HIV together with the evidence base for treatment.

This includes for specific populations including people with substance use and mental health disorders.

The 30-page guidelines cover screening, management, pharmacological and other options, with almost 300 references.


Douglas Bruce R et al. 2017 HIVMA of IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Chronic Pain in Patients Living With HIV. Clinical Infectious Diseases, cix636. (14 September 2017).

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