HIV/AIDS and methods to support the HIV/AIDS-positive client during the therapeutic process.

HIV/AIDS and methods to support the HIV/AIDS-positive client during the therapeutic process.

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: Discuss how knowledge of HIV/AIDS can be an effective tool in the clinical setting. Explain how you would provide a supportive therapeutic environment for a client with HIV/AIDS. Discuss how to incorporate a client’s HIV/AIDS diagnosis into a mental health treatment plan. 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. Identify two medications commonly used to treat HIV/AIDS, and describe the medications in terms of method of action, dosages, and side effects. 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. A minimum of four scholarly sources to support your responses.