Nursing Assessment : HIV

Nursing Assessment : HIV 150 150 Tony Guo

Nursing Assessment

  • Do not make assumptions about who may be at risk
  • Candid conversation is important for effective management of HIV
  • Ask at-risk patients
    • Received blood transfusion or clotting factors before 1985?
    • Shared needles with another person?
    • Had a sexual experience with your penis, vagina, rectum, or mouth in contact with these areas of another person?
    • Had a sexually transmitted infection?


  • Goals for care are aimed at
    • Compliance with drug regimens
    • Adopting a healthy lifestyle
    • Beneficial relationships
    • Spiritual well-being in regard to life and death
    • Coping with the disease and its treatment

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