Primary Care for HIV-Infected Patients in Resource-Limited Settings

  • Authors: Charles van der Horst, MD; F. Parker Hudson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Patients with terminal diseases who experience adverse effects from medications should be advised to discontinue ART; comprehensive palliative care should be made available in such circumstances
  • Analgesia should be provided to patients to alleviate pain according to the WHO analgesia ladder[WHO Pain ladder]
  • Palliative care should be delivered in a complementary fashion alongside preventive and disease-modifying treatments across the continuum of care for patients with serious life-limiting diseases

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