Any topic (writer’s choice)
There are multiple case studies to choose from, you do not have to sign up or request a Case Study from me, you are welcome to choose whichever one you would like to do your assignment on.
On the Assignment Grading Rubric, I want you to note the first line, “Content Quality”. ALL papers must have at least 4 FULL PAGES of analytic content, double spaced (the cover and reference pages SO NOT count in the page count, but must be included with the assignment), and follow APA format. If you have anything less that 4 full pages of analytic content, you will receive a “3” for this element, which reads “Includes all assignment requirements with minor errors/omissions, supports opinions and ideas creatively, clearly, and correctly. Displays understanding of most critical concepts.” *Receiving a 3 will automatically drop your grade to a C*. Many students typically take their assignments past the 4th full content page onto the 5th page, just to make sure at least 4 full content pages are included.
Case Study 5
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Patience is 29 years old and has been HIV positive for nine years. She has remained asymptomatic and is not taking antiretroviral medication. Recently she was at the drop-in clinic to talk to a public health nurse about having a baby through artificial insemination. She said she had met a man who wanted to marry her and have children with her, but she was concerned about the baby contracting HIV. Her latest blood tests indicated her CD4+ count was 380/L. The PCR test indicated her viral load was 850. The nurse referred her to the physician to discuss antiretroviral therapy during her pregnancy.
What are the factors that increase the chance of HIV transmission from mother to infant, and how the transmission occurs?
Patience was told that after she became pregnant, she would begin HAART therapy. Describe what this therapy is and what particular antiretroviral medication would be particularly useful to her during her pregnancy. What concern is there about administering certain antiretrovirals early in the pregnancy?
Individuals with HIV are prone to contracting opportunistic infections. What are opportunistic infections and the risk factors that leave an individual with HIV particularly prone to contracting this type of illness?
Case Study 6