Pain as a Symptom in Patients Living With HIV/AIDS Seen at the Outpatient Clinic of a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital.

@article{Wahab2011PainAA,
  title={Pain as a Symptom in Patients Living With HIV/AIDS Seen at the Outpatient Clinic of a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital.},
  author={Kolawole Wasiu Wahab and Alakija Kazeem Salami},
  journal={Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
Although the negative impact of pain on the quality of life of patients living with HIV has been documented in many Western studies, there is a paucity of data on pain in HIV-infected patients in Nigeria in spite of a large disease burden. We studied the frequency of pain as a symptom and determined the body regions often affected among our cohort of patients attending the antiretroviral (ARV) clinic. An interviewer-administered questionnaire was used to obtain information on presence of pain… CONTINUE READING
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