For the first time, researchers from the Brain Function Research Group at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa objectively measured chronic pain in patients with HIV who used accelerometers.1 

The findings show that there was no difference in activity intensity, duration, or time spent at different intensities of activity between those patients with HIV both with and without chronic pain. 

In this video, watch Dr Wadley further discuss the findings.

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  1. Wadley AL, Mitchell D, Kamerman PR. Resilience does not explain the dissociation between chronic pain and physical activity in South Africans living with HIVPeerJ. 2016; 4:e2464.