Managing nutritional problems in people with AIDS.


The complicated clinical picture presented by people with AIDS is often exacerbated by compromised nutritional status. Oral and esophageal pain, diarrhea, malabsorption, and weight loss frustrate efforts to achieve or maintain adequate nutrition. It is, therefore, an important and challenging responsibility for nurses to ascertain and implement appropriate interventions to assist patients with HIV infections to improve their nutritional status, thereby potentially delaying disease progression and significantly contributing to improved quality of life.

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@article{Keithley1990ManagingNP, title={Managing nutritional problems in people with AIDS.}, author={Joyce K. Keithley and Christina Kohn}, journal={Oncology nursing forum}, year={1990}, volume={17 1}, pages={23-7} }