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Enteral Nutrition

Enteral Nutrition

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Enteral feeding in a HIV positive patient with opportunistic gastric infections

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system specifically targeting CD4 cells, white blood cells which play a major role in protecting against infection. As the virus progresses and the CD4 count decreases there is an increased risk of certain infections referred to as ‘opportunistic infections’ (OIs). The gastrointestinal (GI) tr...