Goal: Discuss the current state of HIV/AIDS, HIV nephropathy, and the role of the nephrology nurse practitioner in prevention, diagnosis, health maintenance, and treatment.
Discuss the epidemiology and pathophysiology of HIV+ disease.
Describe the diagnostic work-up for HIV+ nephropathy, treatment options, and their impact on morbidity and mortality.
Examine the links between stress behavior and immunity and how HIV outcomes can be affected.
Editor's Note: Compilation of this article was completed by Kathleen Moreo, RN, Cm, BSN, BHSA, CCM, CDMS, CEAC, based on presentations by Jerry Burns, Sharon Longton, F. Patrick Robinson, and Gary Wolfe. This topic was presented at the ANNA 33rd National Conference in conjunction with the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). This Symposia was sponsored through an Educational Grant from Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
Note: This article is supported by a financial grant from Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. This article has undergone peer review. The information in this article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of ANNA or the sponsor.