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We live in a beautiful time when PLHIV can live healthy lives as long as they adhere to their medication and treatment plans. However, we do know that there are other conditions that can affect you. Sadly, some of these conditions may require that you access comfort care.
Comfort care is a way to look after patients with life threatening diseases. It is also known as hospice care, end of life care, and supportive care. Comfort care includes care for patients within the last days to months of their lives.
Persons may need comfort care if they have a terminal illness. For example, persons with terminal cancer or end-stage renal, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases would benefit from this type of care.
Care happens wherever it is needed. These places include:
The goals of comfort care include:
Comfort care should include the following:
All persons have the right to determine how they wish to engage both life and death. HIV is not a death sentence. This section though, is designed to support PLHIV who may experience other conditions that may require this type of care.
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