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SES launches book that guides care that HIV patients should receive therapy for fighting disease

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A nurse from St. Joseph Hospital for Infectious Diseases (HSJ) Daniele Mary Silva de Brito, in Fortaleza, Ceará, compiled the guide care for patients on antiretroviral therapy in the release of the State Department of Health. Intended primarily for health professionals who work with counseling and adherence of patients to treatment of AIDS with antiretrovirals, the Guide is a step-by-step of antiretroviral therapy (ART) that hopes to contribute to improving the quality of life of people with HIV / AIDS and reinforce the importance of adherence to treatment in its various aspects, the author highlights.

In Guide to care for patients on antiretroviral therapy, the first three chapters make the presentation of antiretrovirals and reinforce the need for treatment of the infection. In chapters 4 and 5, the author disciute the prevention of vertical transmission of HIV-infected mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum. Chapter 6 provides information about opportunities targeted to HIV treatment, specifying doses and side effects of ART. Chapter 7 describes the care with the development of higher occurrence of diseases among people living with HIV, presenting guidelines on prophylaxis of opportunistic diseases. Chapter 8 presents a way to assess cardiovascular risk according to antiretroviral therapy.

The patient must report any difficulties to the team that accompanies trying to resolve them and thus provide greater treatment adherence. The Brazil guarantees free and universal access to antiretroviral therapy. According to the Ministry of Health, about 30 million people entering treatment in the country each year.

Currently, Ceará, operate 18 services of specialized care to patients with HIV / AIDS. There are nine services in Fortaleza, working at St. Joseph Hospital, General Hospital of Fortaleza, Walter Cantídio University Hospital, District Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, District Hospitals Gonzaga Mota of Messejana and Joseph Walter, Hospital Infantil Albert Sabin, Joseph Medical Center of Expertise Alencar and Care Center Integrated Medical Unifor, and nine inside, in the municipalities of Maracanaú, Juazeiro, Russian, Limoeiro North Sobral, Aracati, Quixadá, and Rattlesnake Swamp Ghost.

   Palavras-chave:   Infectious diseases    AIDS therapies    HIV    Guide    Antiretroviral    Nurse    Ceará   
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