HIV CARE PLAN 9
HIV Care plan
Running head: HIV CARE PLAN 1
HIV Care plan
HIV has been around for more than thirty years and apparently, through education, television commercials, and magazine ads discussing this disease, a stigma is still associated with this disease. Even though Rock Hudson was the first well known celebrity to die of AIDS and Magic Johnson is living with HIV, why does this stigma, still exist (Relf, Flores, & Biederman, 2014)? There is still a lot of work to do to eliminate the stigma that is affiliated with this disease. People are still afraid of contracting HIV however, behaviors that can lead to disease remains a concern. As nurses, we will need to continue to educate people at risk and people who are living with HIV, as long as a stigma exists, this will inhibit people willingly coming forward to test for HIV. Society has influenced the way people view HIV, some people have stated he or she was sexually irresponsible, or they got what they deserve (Valdiserri, 2002). These comments are insensitive and selfish, this disease can affect anyone, and it does not discriminate. If education ceases, the stigma will continue and the rate of HIV infection will continue.
In week one, I discussed HIV, which is a chronic disease affecting men, women, children, and babies. This disease should be discussed until the number of people being infected declines; people have become more complacent regarding risky behaviors that can lead to a diagnosis of HIV. Medications used to treat this disease are expensive and most people infected require assistance from federally funded programs such as the Ryan White Act. This disease can lead to other chronic illnesses ...
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- NEED OF PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PERSONS WITH HIV/AIDS Previously, HIV was considered a disease associated with young persons. However, in present day, it is recognized as the disease that affects people of all ages. Individual aged 50 and older has many of the same HIV risk factors as a younger individual. There is an increase in the number of patients aged 50 and over who are living with HIV. This increase in the population is due to the increase in life expectancy of people with HIV and new cases in older people.... [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Gerontology]
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