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AIDS

– Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome
– a disorder caused by the HIV virus

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT:

– Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART): a combination of antiretroviral drugs.

ASSESSMENT:

  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • anorexia
  • weight loss
  • diarrhea

NEUROLOGICAL DYSFUNCTIONS

  • progressive dementia
  • encephalopathy
  • encephalitis
  • meningitis

PRESENCE OF OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION:

  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
  • Herpex simplex
  • cytomegalovirus
  • Epstein- barr virus
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