The clinical manifestations of AIDS can range from a cough to a personality change. Here's a review that will help you to determine the likely causes of your patient's symptoms.
Carolyn M. Hudack is a nurse practitioner in Denver, CO, and Barbara M. Gallo is manager of high-tech clinical services for the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut, New Britain.
Adapted with permission of Lippincott-Raven Publishers from Handbook of Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach by Carolyn M. Hudack, PhD, RN, and Barbara M. Gallo, MS, RN, CNAA. Copyright© 1994 by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA.