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Case 5: Partner Notification and Counseling Services for HIV

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C With provider referral, which involves someone other than the patient notifying the partner of an HIV exposure, patient information is rarely kept confidential.

This answer is incorrect. Regardless of whether health department counselors or clinic personnel are involved in provider notification, no information about the original patient should be disclosed to partners who may have been exposed to HIV.

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