Scenario: You are a nurse in the surgical unit of a large metropolitan hospital. A young woman has been admitted for an ovarian cyst removal later the same day. As you are taking her health history, she reveals that she has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive. In response to a query from you, she acknowledges that she has not yet seen a healthcare provider regarding this diagnosis. She also quickly adds that she hasnâ€t disclosed this condition to her new boyfriend, who is in the waiting room, or to any other family members or friends.
Respond to the questions below from your perspective as the nurse providing care for this patient. Support your thoughts and ideas with appropriate citation of scholarly references.