How To Care For Persons Living With HIV/AID – Tips For Home Care Givers

How To Care For Persons Living With HIV/AID – Tips For Home Care Givers

January 14, 2020 1 By Jose Scott


How To Care For A Person Living With HIV. The carer looking after a person with HIV/AIDS
may be a member of the family or, if the person lives alone, a neighbour, relative or friend. It is not easy to care for a person with HIV/AIDS
and whoever grows, prepares, cooks food and serves it to a person with HIV/AIDS needs
support. The task involves meeting the needs of the
sick person and balancing these with the needs of other members of the family. Too much help may be overprotective and take
away the dignity, independence and self-respect of the person with living with HIV while too
little help may not provide the support that is needed to ensure that the person eats well
and has the strength to resist infection. TIPS FOR CARE GIVERS. Spend time with the person living with HIV/AIDS. Discuss the foods they need to maintain and
gain weight and manage their illness. Get to know what kind of foods they like and
do not like. Involve them in planning their meals. Keep an eye on their weight. If possible, weigh them regularly and keep
a record. Look out for any unexpected weight loss and
take action. Check the medicines they are taking. Read the instructions to find out when they
need to be taken, what foods to be avoided and any side-effects. Be encouraging and loving. If people want to have food of their choice
at any time of the day, try to get it for them. They may suddenly stop liking a food, refuse
what has been prepared and want something different. They are not trying to be difficult. These sudden changes in taste are a result
of their illness. Be firm about the importance of eating and
encourage them to eat frequently, but do not force them to eat. Giving them too much food at one time may
cause them to refuse. If they are too sick to leave their beds,
make sure that they have something to drink and a snack nearby. Keep a watchful eye. Look around to see if the house is clean,
that there are no hygiene problems and there is enough food. If the sick person lives alone, invite them
to join your family for a meal. Encourage others in the community to visit
them and invite them out. Care givers will have their own concerns and
worries, fears for the future, for their families and for their own health. It is important that they take care of themselves,
get enough rest and have the appropriate information and support to carry out their difficult task. The important messages given below cannot
be emphasized enough. HIV/AIDS is not spread by food or water. HIV/AIDS cannot be spread by sharing food,
dishes or cooking utensils such as cups, plates, knives and forks with a person who is HIV
positive. HIV/AIDS cannot be spread by touching another
person, hugging, shaking hands or holding other people in a normal way. There is no need to avoid body contact with
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