Discussion Questions: What is the current guideline to diagnosing a patient with HIV? What are the treatments available to patients diagnosed with HIV and how does the time of initiation affect the outcomes of the patient’s health?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a controllable (with proper medical care) virus that deteriorates a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that help the body fight disease and infection (CDC, 2015). Ther...
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...uch research has been done on large scale consumption of PrEP and its effect on drug resistance. Nonetheless, the chance of drug resistance by PrEP is far lower than that of ART.
The main concern for implementing more prescription of PrEP is familiarizing the target population on the existence of this option. The WHO guideline suggests few participatory practices on informing the target population (WHO, 2015). Few practice suggestions are obtaining adequate funding and support from organizations in the target communities, provide accurate information about PrEP and make it accessible, and increase political commitment to rights. The population at high risk of HIV/AIDS are often involved in sexual activities that could be illegal or frowned upon in certain communities. Therefore, decriminalizing gender expression and sexual activities under consent is crucial.
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