Risk factors of infection in patients with hiv/aids under the use of intravenous devices


  • Joséte Luiza Leite
  • Cláudia de Carvalho Dantas
  • Joyce Mathias Fonseca
  • Sabrina Ayd Pereira José
  • Marléa Chagas Moreira


Nursing, Risk Factors, HIV/Aids.


The objective of this study is to identify the risk factors of infection related with the use of venous catheter in hospitalized HIV/ Aids patients. A quantitative approach of descriptive nature was used. The study was carried out with 24 HIV positive patients who were using intravenous devices, interned in a University Hospital in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The following categories emerged from the analysis of the data collected: type of catheter, type of medication and gravity of disease. The outcome shows that 92.10% used peripheral venous catheter and 75.00% had deep immunodeficiency. Concerning the medicinal groups with leukopenic and/or myelossuppressant action used by these patients, it was observed that the most frequent is the antiretroviral group (n=6). It was possible to conclude, therefore, that the identification, assessment and control of the risk factors provide information so that the Nurse should deliver personalized quality care to patients with immunodeficiency.



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Leite, J. L., Dantas, C. de C., Fonseca, J. M., José, S. A. P., & Moreira, M. C. (2004). Risk factors of infection in patients with hiv/aids under the use of intravenous devices. Rev Rene, 5(2). Retrieved from http://www.periodicos.ufc.br/rene/article/view/5603



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