The public health nurse is assessing a 35-year-old male client at a sexual health clinic. He arrives to the clinic alone with complaints of night sweats, headache, muscle ache, sore throat, and chills.
Sexual Health History:
Client says he slept with multiple partners of both sexes in the last 5 months; unprotected sex "most of the time." He says that he never had oral sex, only vaginal or rectal intercourse. He has a history of chlamydia and was treated appropriately. The only reason he came today is because he got a call from public health last week stating that he was exposed to a HIV+ client who remained anonymous. Vital signs: P 88, RR 18, BP 128/77, T 38.7 C (101.7 F), pulse oximetry reading 99% on room air.
|Antibodies against human immunodeficiency virus
|high titres of antibodies detected
After one year of the following the treatment regimen, the client return to the clinic with good news that his viral load is undetectable.
Complete the following sentences by choosing from the list of options
This means that the client's ______
a. infection is low enough to not be transmissible
b. infection has been cleared
c. no longer needs to wear a condom during sexual intercourse
His antiretroviral therapy should be ______