Learning Outcomes for Study Session 21

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

21.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 21.1)

21.2  Explain why opportunistic infections occur more frequently in PLHIV. (SAQs 21.1 and 21.2)

21.3  Identify common opportunistic infections in PLHIV and use this knowledge to help patients seek healthcare promptly. (SAQs 21.2 and 21.3)

21.4  Describe WHO HIV clinical staging and classify patients into the appropriate clinical stages. (SAQ 21.3)

21.5  Explain the use of chemoprophylactic treatments to prevent opportunistic infections in PLHIV. (SAQs 21.1 and 21.4)

Study Session 21  Opportunistic Infections and WHO HIV Clinical Staging

21.1  What are opportunistic infections?