The nurse is caring for a client who has just tested positive for HIV. The client asks the nurse not to tell anyone outside of the care team about his diagnosis. What response is most appropriate?
“Because this is a communicable disease, it may need to be reported to the CDC.”
“I have to inform all clients on the unit of your diagnosis as it is transmissible.”
“I will not communicate your diagnosis to anyone without your permission.”
“You should not be concerned with who I share your diagnosis with.”
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