The evolution of HIV infection into a chronic disease has implications across all clinical care settings. Every nurse should be knowledgeable about the prevention, testing, treatment, and chronicity of the disease in order to provide high-quality care to people with or at risk for HIV. It’s important, therefore, to have an understanding of the changing epidemiology of the disease, the most recent testing recommendations, developments in screening technology, the implications of aging with HIV infection, and the nursing implications of the ongoing epidemic.https://www.nursingcenter.com/cearticle?an=00000446-201003000-00019&Journal_ID=54030&Issue_ID=982121. We live a world that is every changing. What is meant by that is HIV is a disease that changed with time. It was really known in the 80’s. You could not turn the TV or listen to radio without an ad about HIV. The disease still exists today but really not spoken about as much. Almost as there is a cure. As nurse we should continue to educate to public on how HIV is transmitted, HIV prevention, new meds that have been issued and living with HIV is not a death penalty.
The nurse’s role in health promotion, coupled with disease specific websites, enhance the learning of the general public about HIV? Nurses are able to assess patient that are at high risk for getting HIV. It is essential that nurses have the skills and knowledge to effectively care for persons who are living with HIV in the general public today. It is also important for nurses be able to identify the risk factors that put patients at greater risk in getting disease. When nurses care for persons who are living with or at risk for HIV infection they see the impact of social determinants of health and client well‐being every day. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861787/ With early diagnosis and treatment, it can have a positive impact and a better outcome for to patient living with HIV.