Fatigue in HIV and AIDS: An Analysis of Evidence

Julie Barroso, Joachim G. Voss

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Abstract

HIV-related fatigue continues to be the most common complaint of infected people. No physiological factors have been consistent predictors for fatigue; psychosocial factors, particularly depression, have emerged more consistently in studies. While clinicians would want to rule out common causes of fatigue such as hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, or anemia, there is scant research for most interventions, which makes it difficult to make definitive recommendations for their use. Modafinil has the strongest research evidence to date, with multiple studies finding it effective in relieving fatigue. However, researchers must continue to pursue ways to ameliorate fatigue in HIV infection, given the high financial, personal, and social costs suffered by people experiencing it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Volume24
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Fatigue
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Hypogonadism
Hypothyroidism
Research
HIV Infections
Anemia
Research Personnel
Depression
Psychology
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • HIV
  • Physiological markers
  • Psychosocial markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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Fatigue in HIV and AIDS : An Analysis of Evidence. / Barroso, Julie; Voss, Joachim G.

In: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Vol. 24, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.2013.

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Barroso, Julie ; Voss, Joachim G. / Fatigue in HIV and AIDS : An Analysis of Evidence. In: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 2013 ; Vol. 24, No. SUPPL. 1.
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