How Long Does the Initial Stage of an Hiv Infection
How long does the initial stage of an HIV infection usually last? A) 2 to 4 weeks B) 4 to 8 weeks C) 8 to 12 weeks D) 12 to 16 weeks
A young man at the HIV clinic tells the nurse how relieved he is that he does not have HIV because he now has no symptoms at all when just a few weeks ago he felt awful.What is the most appropriate nursing response? A) "Flulike symptoms frequently are misdiagnosed as HIV." B) "In the latent stage, the physical symptoms are reduced, but the HIV is still present in the lymph nodes." C) "A high antibody count can overwhelm HIV infection in the early stage." D) "Antiretroviral drugs are very effective in the first stage in reducing symptoms."
A nurse is educating patients about the progression of HIV infections.Which statement by the patient in the latent stage indicates that teaching has been effective? A) "I had better get my affairs in order.I don't have a lot of time left." B) "Whew! I thought when I got AIDS that I was a 'goner.'" C) "Now I won't have to take all those expensive drugs that I have been using." D) "I can still enjoy life and live pretty much as I want for the next several years."