Pharmacologic advances have changed the prognosis and progression of HIV/AIDS. Today, palliative care is predominately directed toward patients who have not had access to drug therapy in the early stages of their disease. Patients with progressed HIV/ AIDS are susceptible to acquire opportunistic infections and cancer which may hasten their death. Common symptoms observed in individuals with HIV/AIDS at the end of their life include fatigue, profound weight loss, breathlessness, nausea, GI disturbances, and pain. The goal of palliative care in these patients is to minimize common AIDS-related symptoms (see Chap. 87).

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