Insert surname1Name:Instructor:Subject:Date Faith integration Jerome was African-American,30years of age, and was planning to marry his longtimegirlfriend of 6 years. After a long period of about six months, feeling sickly he came in formedical checkup at the hospital where I was a nurse practitioner straight from medical school.The diagnosis confirmed his worst fears; he was HIV positive. According to Jerome, he suspectshaving contracted the diseases at a friend’s party, about one year. At the party, he had drunk toomuch and had several unprotected sexual encounters with different girls, which he confessed tonot recounting how many they were. During his younger years, he had not used hard drugs, justalcohol and it was light use, except the one time he went to the party. In the last eleven months, Jerome has been on antiretroviral medication, but has not beenresponding too well. The CD4 count is at 347 currently from 340 cells per micro liter, which is avery slight improvement.After examining him physically, I discussed his treatment and theregiment of his medication. His illness weighed him down so much and so did the thought of hisgirlfriend. When discussing his sex life, he explained how it felt to him like God was punishinghim for cheating on his girlfriend. The girlfriend was God fearing and they had not hadintercourse as she strongly believed in sex after marriage. He did not know how to approach hisgirlfriend with the news. He was ready to tell during his last moments of death but not now. I
Insert surname2explained to him that it was not a punishment from God, but rather a coincidence, whichhappened to many people. God had purpose for him, even in his current state. When I told himthat God still loved him and would never leave his side every step of the way, he was relieved.He agreed to tell his girlfriend, his ordeal, which he now felt, was the best thing to do. Thegirlfriend was very angry, when she got the news and ended the relationship. However, Jeromeexpected the results, but remained strong in faith, to date.
Insert surname3 ReferencesDuke university health system. (2012). Voices of Hope. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.duke.edu/btc/modules/voices6/