Impact of being HIV Positive on Patient Social Life and Family Relationships Introduction Every nurse will encounter HIV+ patients because of the many complications and opportunistic infections associated with the disease. The person with HIV experiences multiple impacts, all of which interact and are multidimensional. Hurst and Montgomery (2005) demonstrate how family systems, lifestyle practices, and psychosocial issues are interconnected for the person with HIV. In addition, the family is always embedded in the cultural context. This methodological review will focus on the quality of research and will separate family from social issues as much as possible although they are deeply connected. The research question guiding this literature...The end:
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