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HIGH PREVALENCE AND BURDEN OF PAIN IN PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV: THE POPPY STUDY
 
 
  Reported by Jules Levin
EACS - 16th European AIDS Conference, October 25-27, 2017. Milan
 
from Jules: 70% of HIV+ over 50 complained of pain in the last month, older HIV+ were ore likely to experience pain vs HIV+ <50 or HIV-negative. Of note doctor visits about the pain were less in HIV+ both younger & older vs HIV-negative controls. Does that mean we just put up with more punishment? Or jus t accept we are HIV+ and expect to feel bad. And of note depression and poor quality of icewas greater in those experiencing pain, and in older HIV+ experiencing pain they had more limitations in physical functioning than younger HIV+ experiencing pain and of course by a lot compared with older HIV+ not experiencing pain, see table below. What WILL IT TAKE FOR officials and researchers to realize MORE ATTENTION & RECOGNITION is needed for older aging HIV+ !
 
Caroline SABIN1, Emmanouil BAGKERIS1, Kennedy NKHOMA2, Frank POST3, Memory SACHIKONYE4, Marta BOFFITO5, Jane ANDERSON6, Patrick WG MALLON7, Richard HARDING2, Alan WINSTON8 on behalf of the POPPY study group
 
1Institute for Global Health, UCL, London, UK 2Kings College London, London, UK 3King's College Hospital, London, UK 4UK Community Advisory Board, London, UK 5Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK 6Homerton University Hospital, London, UK 7UCD School of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland 8Imperial College London, London, UK

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