Concepts of Care for Patients With HIV Disease

    November 5, 2022

Concepts of Care

Concepts of Care for Patients With HIV Disease
Julia Montgomery, a 37-year-old female, is talking with her gynecologist about concerns of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and asks to be tested. Later, the nurse calls to discuss the results with Ms. Montgomery, which indicate she is positive for HIV. Ms. Montgomery states, “Oh no, I have AIDS!”

Question 1 How should the nurse respond to Ms. Montgomery’s statement?

Question 2 Ms. Montgomery seems relieved with the explanation and states “I am so glad it’s not AIDS. It’s just like an infection.” She then asks the nurse, “Can I take some antibiotics to kill the infection, then?” How should the nurse respond to Ms. Montgomery’s question?

Question 3 Again, Ms. Montgomery indicates understanding of the nurse’s explanation. She then asks “Does this virus just remain the same in my body and nothing will happen, or will I be getting sick?” How should the nurse respond to Ms. Montgomery’s question? With whom should the nurse collaborate to provide quality patient care?

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