Flashcards in Preventative teaching Deck (2):
A nurse is teaching a class on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention. Which activity should be cautioned against since it is shown to increase the risk of HIV?
A: Engaging in unprotected sexual encounters
B: Physical touch of a person w/AIDS
C: Donation of blood to the state agencies
D: Use of public bathrooms in any city
A: Engaging in unprotected sex
Because HIV is spread through exposure to bodily fluids, unprotected intercourse and shared drug paraphernalia remain the highest risks for this infection. The other actions are not at risk behaviors for HIV.