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Does this patient need an HIV test?

Does this patient need an HIV test?

Gordon is standing near the counter. He’s normally in and out of the pharmacy pretty quickly, so you approach him to see if he needs any help. He asks if you can talk privately, so you usher him to the consultation room.

“I’ve been on a few dates with someone and I think it could lead to something,” he confides. “The thing is, I’ve been holding back on taking things further with him because a couple of years ago, when I’d broken up with my ex, I went a bit mad and had a few one night stands. One of them recently contacted me to say that he’s found out he is HIV positive. I’m usually careful but I think I should probably get tested.

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