Nurses Role in Prevention of HIV/AIDS


Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition as per World Health Organization there are about 37.9 Million peoples living with AIDS/HIV in the world and out of which only 23.3 Million peoples accessing antiretroviral therapy but remaining are still not under treatment and such peoples may spread/transmit HIV more and rapid. Awareness is required among peoples living with HIV and high risk groups should consider on high priority. Nurses play key role in prevention of HIV/AIDS by significant functions such as health education to youths, high risk groups and eligible couples and prophylaxis. There is no treatment or vaccine not available to cure this syndrome, so for this deadly syndrome prevention is much better than cure is possible.