For Patients

HIV and Chronic Pain

  • Pain is a common issue for patients with HIV. The severity of pain can vary depending on the stage of HIV infection.
  • Some common HIV-related pain conditions include:
    • Neuropathy
    • Headaches
    • Stomach pain
  • Some causes of the pain include:
    • Inflammation caused by the infection
    • Weakened immunity
    • Complications caused by poorly managed HIV
    • Side effects of HIV medications
  • Pain caused by HIV can be treatable, though it often goes untreated and unreported.
  • Be sure to work with you provider to find the right treatment plan for your pain.