Table 1

Arthritic manifestations of HIV infection

Commonly encountered in the pre-HAART era (before 1996)

HIV-associated arthritis

HIV-associated reactive arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

Painful articular syndrome

Ameliorated by HIV infection but worsening or appearing with HAART

Rheumatoid arthritis

Undifferentiated polyarthritis


HAART, highly active antiretroviral therapy.

Vassilopoulos and Calabrese Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:215   doi:10.1186/ar2480