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Clinical Case Report: Disclosing HIV Positive Test Results to a Suicidal Male

Clinical Case Report: Disclosing HIV Positive Test Results to a Suicidal Male Clinical Case Report Disclosing HIV Positive Test Results to a Suicidal Male By Kathleen M. Nokes, Ph.D., R.N. and Luis Cerra, M.D. black male. He admits to using IV drugs up until two years ago but denies recent IV drug use or that he shared needles during the time of his drug use. This individual had worked as a messenger, but found that he was growing too tired to do the work. He complains of recent weight loss of about ten pounds, but relates this to the increased physical exercise related to his job. He says that he drinks alcohol quite often because "it helps [him] to forget [his] troubles." He denies any support system, saying that he has had trouble with maintaining intimate relationships and that he is estranged from his family. He denies any interest in sexual activity. He lives in a men's shelter and finds this arrangement The Report of a Case patient is a 45-year-old adequate. He presents himself to the nurse clinician for HIV testing. The man expresses a desire for testing because of his knowledge about drug use and HIV transmission, his weight loss, and increasing fa6 because he would not feel http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Clinical Case Report: Disclosing HIV Positive Test Results to a Suicidal Male

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (4) – Aug 1, 1989

Clinical Case Report: Disclosing HIV Positive Test Results to a Suicidal Male

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (4) – Aug 1, 1989

Abstract

Clinical Case Report Disclosing HIV Positive Test Results to a Suicidal Male By Kathleen M. Nokes, Ph.D., R.N. and Luis Cerra, M.D. black male. He admits to using IV drugs up until two years ago but denies recent IV drug use or that he shared needles during the time of his drug use. This individual had worked as a messenger, but found that he was growing too tired to do the work. He complains of recent weight loss of about ten pounds, but relates this to the increased physical exercise related to his job. He says that he drinks alcohol quite often because "it helps [him] to forget [his] troubles." He denies any support system, saying that he has had trouble with maintaining intimate relationships and that he is estranged from his family. He denies any interest in sexual activity. He lives in a men's shelter and finds this arrangement The Report of a Case patient is a 45-year-old adequate. He presents himself to the nurse clinician for HIV testing. The man expresses a desire for testing because of his knowledge about drug use and HIV transmission, his weight loss, and increasing fa6 because he would not feel

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Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1989 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN
0893-5068
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1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1989.3.6
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Abstract

Clinical Case Report Disclosing HIV Positive Test Results to a Suicidal Male By Kathleen M. Nokes, Ph.D., R.N. and Luis Cerra, M.D. black male. He admits to using IV drugs up until two years ago but denies recent IV drug use or that he shared needles during the time of his drug use. This individual had worked as a messenger, but found that he was growing too tired to do the work. He complains of recent weight loss of about ten pounds, but relates this to the increased physical exercise related to his job. He says that he drinks alcohol quite often because "it helps [him] to forget [his] troubles." He denies any support system, saying that he has had trouble with maintaining intimate relationships and that he is estranged from his family. He denies any interest in sexual activity. He lives in a men's shelter and finds this arrangement The Report of a Case patient is a 45-year-old adequate. He presents himself to the nurse clinician for HIV testing. The man expresses a desire for testing because of his knowledge about drug use and HIV transmission, his weight loss, and increasing fa6 because he would not feel

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Aug 1, 1989

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