Author | Wende Levy, RN

Articles

Nursing Challenges of Caring for Patients with HIV-Related Malignancies

October 01, 1996

The Moran article presents an excellent summary of the malignancies associated with HIV. The diagnosis of an HIV-related malignancy places additional stress on an already compromised immune system. Neoplasms arising in AIDS patients tend to be aggressive, and because of the immunocompromised state of these patients, they are unable to tolerate the side effects of the various modalities used in treatment.