” that is addressing the need for encouraging patient’s with HIV to talk about their status early on in relationships, utilizing condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis, knowing your HIV status, and complying with treatment guidelines to protect yourself and others (CDC, 2018). Make sure patients aren’t sharing needles with anyone else, and that those in adequate need for pre and post- exposure medications have access to them. Teaching and education are the two best tools for helping reduce newly infected patients. Encourage all HIV patients to openly talk about their disease with anyone on the front end that they might encounter sexual contact with, utilize protective condoms and give them a handout from some of these campaigns to take home with them, even those addressing the truths vs. myths of HIV.
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