A 19-year-old client comes into the clinic to learn his test results. He was exposed to HIV through sexual contact 2 weeks prior and is relieved to learn that his results are negative.
a. Given what you know about the virus, explain why it is important to have follow-up tests in 3, 6, and 12 months?
b. While teaching the client, what other assessments would you perform based on his exposure to HIV?