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Nursing patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 

Nursing patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
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Nursing patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
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10.1093/med/9780199231355.003.0018
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date: 24 May 2018

Introduction 638

Problems experienced by patients with HIV 639

Nursing assessment to establish HIV 640

Nursing problems 642

Psychosocial problems 646

Patient education 647

Discharge and continuing care 648

Common drugs used for patients with HIV 649

The term ‘HIV disease’ is used to cover the spectrum of illness (and wellness) of individuals diagnosed with HIV. More than 40 million people are HIV positive and more than half live in Africa (WHO 2004). There are two types of virus that produce similar illnesses; the most common is the retrovirus HIV-1....

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