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Indian J Palliat Care. 2010 Jan-Apr; 16(1): 54.
PMCID: PMC2936085

Pain in HIV Patients


I read the recent publication by Nair et al,[1] with great interest. I agree with the authors that the problem of pain that needs palliative care among HIV/AIDS patients exists. However, the author has focused on a rather severe group of HIV infected patients and this leads to the finding that pain is common. My query is whether there is any selection bias on this work and if the conclusion can be applied for all HIV infected subjects.


1. Nair SN, Mary TR, Prarthana S, Harrison P. Prevalence of pain in patients with HIV/AIDS: A cross-sectional survey in a South Indian state. Indian J Palliat Care. 2009;15:67–70. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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