Prevalence and characteristics of fibromyalgia among HIV-positive patients in southern Israel. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Fibromyalgia and chronic pain have previously associated with HIV infection for over two decades. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of FMS symptoms in an ethnically heterogeneous population of HIV-infected individuals in southern Israel, applying the proposed new diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia symdrome (FMS). 156 HIV- positive patients followed at the AIDS clinic of the Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC) who gave written informed consent were recruited in the trial. FMS was diagnosed based …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016