In this lesson, we will summarize what HIV and AIDS are and risk factors for developing these chronic immune disorders. We will also go over some testing that can help diagnose these disorders along with diagnostic used to monitor the progression of disease and effectiveness of treatments. We will identify some of the most common signs and symptoms of HIV and AIDS along with potential complications of both disorders. Finally we will go through medications and treatment methods for HIV and AIDS, including important nursing interventions regarding prevention of transmission, side effects of medications, preventing infections, and managing complications.
Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:
- Define HIV
- Describe risk factors for developing HIV
- Identify methods of transmitting HIV
- Distinguish between HIV and AIDS
- Identify nursing interventions for treating HIV and AIDS
- Determine medications used to treat HIV and AIDS
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