Which of the following nursing actions would be inappropriate when caring for a child with HIV?


•AIDS is caused by infection with HIV, a retrovirus that produces lymphocytopenia.

•HIV children are immunocompromised. Giving unwashed fresh fruits and vegetables would expose them to microorganisms and pesticides and put them at unnecessary risk.

The following are accurate:

•Families need to be educated about transmission modes to prevent the spread of infection.

•Good hand washing decreases the chance of transmitting an infection to the child.

•Reverse isolation is used to prevent infections in immunocompromised patients.

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