You are assigned to care for a hospitalized patient diagnosed with HIV. While you are interacting with the family who resides in the home with the patient, the patient’s mother states she has concerns about the safety of the rest of the household. She reports using bleach to sterilize all of the household surfaces. Based on your knowledge, what information should be provided to the family concerning the risk of exposure when sharing the household with a person with HIV?
Write 200-300 words for the discussion. Use sources.
Awareness of HIV has increased over the last few decades that the disease has been into existence. Like any other disease, it has come with a lot of misconception and myths and therefore understanding of it must also be different. HIV is not an excuse. In such family that still exist in ignorance of the truth about transmission of HIV, then sensitization is needed. This paper will provide such critical understanding on matters transmission of HIV and robustly discuss the concerning risks.