Nursing Care Plans for AIDS (HIV Positive)

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a serious secondary immunodeficiency disorder caused by the retrovirus, human immunodeficiency virus. Both diseases are characterized by the continuous destruction of T-cell with subsequent effects on B-cell because of the pivotal role of the CD4+helper T cells in immune reactions. Immunodeficiency makes the patient prone to infections, unusual cancers, and other some other abnormalities as well. Transmission may occur through contact with infected blood or body fluids and is associated with identifiable high-risk behaviors.