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Case Study Of A Nurse Practitioner

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A nurse practitioner (NP) sees a new, unaccompanied, female patient, who reports that she is currently pregnant. During the prenatal visit the NP recommends screening for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but the patient declines stating she has been in a monogamous relationship with her husband for several years. A few weeks later the patient’s husband is seen by the same NP for a health issue. At that time he discloses he is HIV positive and has been for a few years; he also states his wife is aware of his HIV status. The NP discovers that the male patient is the husband of the female patient from a few weeks ago and knows that the woman is unaware of his HIV diagnosis (Kaplan,
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