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HIV testing and diagnosis

A CPD article enhanced Georgina O’Reilly-Foley’s understanding of testing for, and early diagnosis of, human immunodeficiency virus.
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A CPD article enhanced Georgina O’Reilly-Foley’s understanding of testing for, and early diagnosis of, human immunodeficiency virus

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article discussed the importance of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing. It outlined the testing policy for HIV, what nurses need to know about HIV testing, and the stigma and discrimination people with the condition might experience.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? I learned that the average life expectancy of people with HIV has increased significantly over the past few decades, and it is now considered a long-term condition with a near-to-normal life expectancy.

I am aware that early diagnosis of HIV is crucial to protect the immune system and to enable the timely

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