Globally, millions have become infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and have a great risk of morbidity and mortality from opportunistic infections associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although the incidence of opportunistic infections (OIs) is less among people being treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), OIs will remain a significant cause of illness for those without access to antiretroviral therapy or for those with suboptimal response to treatment. Familiarity with the various ways a disease may present in a patient is necessary. This course reviews the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing considerations for some of these infections and conditions.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
HIV, AIDS, and Opportunistic Infections (OIs)
General Prevention of OIs
Section 3: Bacterial Infections
Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)
Section 4: Fungal Infections
Section 5: Protozoal Infections
Section 6: Viral Infections
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)
Kaposi Sarcoma (KS)
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)
Section 7: Conclusion
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN has cared for patients at every level of acuity over almost 10 years as a nurse. She has devoted much of her nursing career to training nurses and nursing students as a Certified PeriAnesthesia Nurse (CPAN). She holds a BA in English from Temple University and worked as a medical editor for the National Board of Medical Examiners before returning to school to obtain a BSN from Duke University. She is now pursuing a Master of Education in Learning Design from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte while continuing her passion for the creation of evidenced-based and engaging education as an acute care SME writer at Relias.Disclosure: Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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