A 5-year-old with H.I.V. is planning to begin school in the fall. His parents informed the nurse that they do not plan on telling the school about their son's H.I.V. status. Which of the follow responses by the nurse is most appropriate?


•A patient has the legal right to withhold their H.I.V. status from the school.

•Health care workers cannot break patient confidentiality by informing a school of a person's illness.

•H.I.V. is a sexually transmitted infection and will not spread via airborne or droplets so, face masks are not required.

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