Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home

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Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home

Description

This guide provides information for people caring for someone with AIDS at home. It is also for people with AIDS and HIV infection who are sick and need care.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • How to get ready to take care of someone at home
  • What you need to know about HIV and AIDS
    • How HIV is spread
    • How HIV is NOT spread
  • Giving care
    • Bedsores
    • Exercises
    • Breathing
    • Comfort
  • Providing emotional support
  • Guarding against infections
    • Wash your hands
    • Cover your sores
    • Keep sick people away
    • Watch out for chickenpox
    • Get your shots
    • Be careful with pets and gardening
    • Personal items
    • Laundry
    • Cleaning house
    • Food
  • Protect yourself
    • Gloves
    • Needles and syringes
    • Wastes
    • Sex
  • Other help you can give
  • Children with AIDS
  • Changing symptoms
    • Dementia
    • As AIDS progresses
    • Hospice care
  • Final arrangements
    • Dying at home
    • Help for you
  • Places to call for help
  • Glossary

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Public Health Service

Funding Sources:

American Red Cross; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2001
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: May 2005
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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