Chapter 5 described the progression of AIDS, from the initial infection with HIV to the late stages of the disease. There are a number of interesting questions to explore. There are also quite a few symptoms and opportunistic infections that are characteristic of AIDS. In this discussion, each of you should focus your post on one of these topics, something that you found to be of particular interest.
Below is a list of examples of topics, but you can also introduce one of your own:
What is going on during the asymptomatic phase of HIV infection?
How can patients help to delay the symptomatic phase of AIDS?
Choose one of the symptoms of the progression of AIDS, as shown in Table 5-1a on p.72 of the textbook. You can type any one of those symptoms into google and you’ll probably find some you-tube videos. Be sure to include HIV as a keyword in your search. Do some research on that symptom and describe it in your post. Describe what is going on in the patient’s body. You might include some preventative steps or treatment for that symptom.