What patient education information is available on pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Patients should be educated regarding the transmission of HIV. Increasing their awareness of the mechanism and consequences of HIV transmission is important. Safe social interactions that do not expose people to an increased risk for HIV transmission should also be emphasized.

A single-blinded, randomized controlled trial reported that adolescent family-centered pediatric advance care planning on HIV-specific symptoms was worthwhile in increasing and maintaining agreement about goals and length of care which resulted in lowering physical symptoms and pain. [17]

For patient education information, see the Immune System Center and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Center, as well as HIV/AIDS and Rapid Oral HIV Test.


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