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Research Article  |   July 1987
AIDS: Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Intervention
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • At the time this paper was written, Rick Denton, MA, OTR/L, was Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. He also was a trained volunteer with the New Orleans AIDS Task Force and a consultant for occupational therapists involved in assessing and treating persons with AIDS
  • Rick Denton died June 5, 1987.
    Rick Denton died June 5, 1987.×
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Research Article   |   July 1987
AIDS: Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Intervention
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1987, Vol. 41, 427-432. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.7.427
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1987, Vol. 41, 427-432. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.7.427
Abstract

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is currently considered the nation’s number one health problem. More than 30,000 persons have been diagnosed with this disease to date, and 40,000 new cases are anticipated for the next 2 years. This paper reviews the current facts regarding AIDS, including its modes of transmission and clinical symptomatology. Guidelines for occupational therapy assessment and treatment are presented, including general precautions and recommended intervention strategies.