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Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing report and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

An important component of being a competent counselor is to identify a variety of methods that can be implemented when counseling clients who may present with HIV/AIDS. Write a paper of 1,000-1,500 words discussing HIV/AIDS and methods to support the HIV/AIDS-positive client during the therapeutic process.

Address the following in your paper:

  1. Discuss how knowledge of HIV/AIDS can be an effective tool in the clinical setting.
  2. Explain how you would provide a supportive therapeutic environment for a client with HIV/AIDS.
  3. Discuss how to incorporate a client’s HIV/AIDS diagnosis into a mental health treatment plan.
  4. Describe interventions you might use to assist a client from an HIV/AIDS high-risk population to remain safe in order to prevent contracting the disease.
  5. Identify two medications commonly used to treat HIV/AIDS, and describe the medications in terms of method of action, dosages, and side effects.
  6. Discuss what a counselor should do if they felt that they would not be able to work with a client from an HIV/AIDS high-risk population. Review and reference the NAADAC Code of Ethics when constructing this portion of the paper.
  7. A minimum of four scholarly sources to support your responses.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.