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NURS 6521 Wk. 8 DB Initial Post Infections Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is one of the many leading infections in the world (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). This disease has affected over 35 million people and continues to rise (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). There has been an estimation of about a 17% increase over the past 10 years. This increase is probably due to improvements in the life expectancy of people living with HIV/AIDS and the access to antiretroviral drugs (Memish, Filemban, Bamgboyel, Al Hakeem, Elrashied & Al- Tawfiq, 2015). HIV is transmitted ways of contact, four to be exact. These include sexual intercourse, blood-borne contact, perinatal transmission, and breastfeeding. The very first infection case was documented back in 1959, a man from Kinshasa, Congo, unfortunately how he became infected is unclear (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). The increase of the number of people who are contracting this infection is getting higher but smaller amounts of people have been dying due to the new potency of combinations of the therapy antiretroviral therapy (ART) (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). Complacency Due to Advanced Drug Treatment Options With the newer advancements in ART combinations, the therapy has changed the disease into a chronic medical condition where patients can continue very close to normal lives and increase life-expectancy (Scourfield, Waters, & Nelson, 2011). The newer

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