The Human Immunodeficiency Virus Is A Serious Infectious Disease

1374 WordsMar 5, 20166 Pages
There is currently no cure for HIV. Although, the human immunodeficiency virus is treatable, there is currently no vaccine available to prevent people from becoming infected by human immunodeficiency virus. Once a person becomes infected with HIV, the virus will be in that person body for the rest of their life. Research indicates that once a person becomes diagnose with HIV, denial, acute depression, and anxiety are all forms of responses (Rubenstein, & Sorrentino, 2008). In order to develop a good treatment plan, one must consider the mental health, peer relationships, support system, family relationships, intimate relationships, work, as well as the overall health of the patient in order to develop an efficient treatment plan (Rubenstein, & Sorrentino, 2008). A treatment plan that adequately addresses the patients biopsychosocial needs is vital in order to treat the patient needs. The human immunodeficiency virus is a serious infectious disease that can lead to death if left untreated. There are several factors that affect the prognosis of people infected with HIV and that includes the individual’s age, CD4 cell count, the amount of HIV in the blood, other health conditions, and etc. (Rubenstein, & Sorrentino, 2008). People who are HIV positive could possibly spread the virus through sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and also women can transmit the virus to her unborn child. Doctors often work with patients who are HIV positive and develop a treatment plan that best
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