Evaluation of the Efficacy and Mechanism of a Novel Intervention for Chronic Pain Tailored to People Living with HIV

In this two-arm randomized control trial, Dr. Merlin and her team examine the feasibility and preliminary impact of “Skills TO Manage Pain” (STOMP), a novel behavioral intervention tailored to PLWH to improve pain and function with routine care. Recruitment began in August 2019 and is planned to end in August 2022.

(Funding Source: NIH/NIMH Grant R01MH115754)

Project-related publications 

A Randomized Pilot Trial of a Novel Behavioral Intervention for Chronic Pain Tailored to Individuals with HIV

Social support buffers the negative influence of perceived injustice on pain interference in people living with HIV and chronic pain