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Becoming an HIV Caregiver
Becoming an HIV Caregiver is a comprehensive guide to caring for and supporting people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). This title not only considers medical ethics and precautions, but also key aspects such as managing nutrition, stress, and other practical and emotional challenges. As such, students will be equipped with vital skills and practical examples, which can be applied when providing care in both formal and informal settings.
The guide begins with an overview of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as the different types of care that are needed by PLWHA. It then proceeds to outline the importance of both home-based and community-based care, and explains the fundamentals of medical ethics as well as universal precautions for medical care. In addition, students will learn about various forms of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, and the key role that nutrition plays in caring for PLWHA. As such, the title will provide practical advice for nutritional intervention, with specific focus on nutrition management for children with HIV and AIDS. Finally, it covers the basics of palliative care, while also addressing the challenges faced by caregivers themselves.