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Updated August 29, 2006
Case 2: Screening for High-risk Behavior
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- Understand benefits of screening persons infected with HIV for high-risk behaviors.
- Describe approaches and components of screening for high-risk behaviors.
A 47-year-old man with an 8-year history of HIV infection presents to
your clinic to establish care. He was started on antiretroviral medication
3 months ago by his previous healthcare provider; he has been tolerating
the medications well, but is unaware of his current viral load or CD4
count. You note on the intake form that he has poorly controlled type
2 diabetes mellitus and mild hypertension.
Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding screening
for high-risk sexual or drug behavior in this patient?