Chronic Pain in People With HIV: An Evidence-Based, Practical Approach

Overview Assessment of Needs Chronic pain is common in people with HIV (PWH), and has been associated with adverse HIV-related outcomes. This talk will provide a brief summary of the evidence base behind the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of chronic pain in PWH, and will then focus on a practical approach to management. Management approaches (more…)


Medical Cannabis in People With HIV: What’s the Evidence

Overview Assessment of Needs Medical cannabis is now legal in the majority of US states. Most individuals seeking medical cannabis do so for pain, which is common in people with HIV (PWH), and there has been increasing interest in understanding the role of cannabis in reducing opioid prescribing and treating opioid use disorder. This talk (more…)


Opioid Use and HIV/Hepatitis C Made Easy: A Practical Implementation of the Evidence

Overview Assessment of Needs Opioid use disorder is a growing crisis among people in the US, and people with HIV (PWH) are particularly affected. This talk will summarize the current knowledge in the field (eg, epidemiology, neurobiology) and will present a real-world, stepwise approach to opioid use disorder among PWH or hepatitis that can be (more…)


More Than One Problem: Mental Illness as a Contributing Factor of Pain and Substance Use in People With HIV

Overview Assessment of Needs Mental illness encompasses a large array of syndromes from mood disorders to thought disorders to personality disorders, which can directly impact pain and substance use. This talk will provide a general overview of the interrelated aspects of mental illness, pain, and substance use among people with HIV (PWH). Additionally, this talk (more…)