HIV/AIDS and palliative care: Models of care and policy issues

Peter A. Selwyn, Linda Robinson, Martha G. Dale, Ruth McCorkle

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Abstract

The past two decades have seen both the emergence of AIDS as a new, lifethreatening illness and its conversion from a rapidly fatal to a manageable chronic disease. This pattern has been most marked in industrialized countries where the promise of HIV-specific therapies has been realized for many individuals living with HIV. However, even in the era of 'highly active antiretroviral therapy' (HAART), AIDS remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in many young adult populations, and attention to chronic disease and palliative care issues remains an essential aspect of clinical care and program planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChoices in Palliative Care
Subtitle of host publicationIssues in Health Care Delivery
PublisherSpringer US
Pages84-98
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780387708744
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Selwyn, P. A., Robinson, L., Dale, M. G., & McCorkle, R. (2007). HIV/AIDS and palliative care: Models of care and policy issues. In Choices in Palliative Care: Issues in Health Care Delivery (pp. 84-98). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-70875-1_6