Why should we care about palliative care for AIDS in the era of antiretroviral therapy?

@article{Selwyn2005WhySW,
  title={Why should we care about palliative care for AIDS in the era of antiretroviral therapy?},
  author={Peter A Selwyn},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2005},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={2-3}
}
I nitially, in the now distant early years of the AIDS epidemic in the developed world, AIDS care was palliative care. As HIV/AIDS therapies have evolved rapidly since the mid-1990s, the focus of clinical care has increasingly been on antiretroviral therapy and the complex decision making that surrounds its use. While the growing ‘‘medicalisation’’ of AIDS is in part because of the advent of effective treatment with the possibility of controlling viral replication and disease progression, the… CONTINUE READING

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