HIV/AIDS Glossary

Palliative Care

Synonym(s): Comfort Care, Supportive Care, Symptom Management

Care to alleviate the physical and psychological symptoms of disease or the undesirable effects of treatment. The goal of palliative care is not to cure disease but to make the person more comfortable and improve the person's quality of life. Palliative care may be given at any stage of a disease.

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