Interprofessional Care : HIV

Interprofessional Care : HIV 150 150 Tony Guo

Interprofessional Care

  • Initial patient visit
    • Gather baseline data
    • Begin to establish rapport and use patient input to develop a plan of care
    • Initiate teaching about spectrum of HIV, treatment, preventing transmission, improving health, and family planning

Drug therapy

  • Main goals
    • Decrease viral load
    • Maintain/increase CD4+T counts
    • Prevent HIV-related symptoms and opportunistic diseases
    • Delay disease progression
    • Prevent HIV transmission
  • Opportunistic diseases complicate management of HIV infection
    • Prevention is key
    • Onset can be delayed with adequate measures
    • Effective management has significantly increased life expectancy

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