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Case 5: Partner Notification and Counseling Services for HIV

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B In most locations, PCRS is not offered to injection-drug partners of patients with HIV.

This answer is incorrect. In all instances, PCRS should be offered to both injection and sexual partners of persons with HIV.

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A Clinicians do not need to discuss PCRS with their patients because health departments in most jurisdictions in the United States will automatically contact all patients with a new diagnosis of HIV to discuss partner notification.
C With provider referral, which involves someone other than the patient notifying the partner of an HIV exposure, patient information is rarely kept confidential.
D On average, fewer than 20 patients diagnosed with HIV need to be interviewed to identify a undiagnosed case of HIV.

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