Palliative care improves the quality of life for people living with HIV and their families through its holistic approach, and is a human right. It addresses physical symptoms, including pain, psychological, social and spiritual needs and can be provided in any care setting, including the home. It is appropriate from diagnosis throughout the course of the disease and into bereavement as appropriate.

Palliative care: latest news

Palliative care resources

Palliative care features

Palliative care in your own words

  • Losing Billy

    1980When I first met Billy, I was working behind the bar at the Euston Tavern in Kings Cross. Billy had been staring across the bar...

    From: In your own words

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These pages have been developed with the support of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.

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Diana - the work continues

NAM has published a series of in-depth clinical reviews, focused on key aspects of HIV & AIDS care in resource-limited settings, incorporating and addressing palliative care.

Grants from the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund enabled us to produce these reviews and we gratefully acknowledge its support.

You can read and download the clinical review collection on our HIV & AIDS Treatment in Practice pages.