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According to Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration by George D. Pozgar, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease that destroys the body’s ability to fight bacteria and viruses. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is considered to be the deadliest epidemic in human history with the first case being reported in 1981. It has been estimated that more than 21 million people have died from AIDS. (Pozgar, 2012, p. 353 & 364)
AIDS is a collection of specific, life-threatening, opportunistic infections and manifestations that are the result of an underlying immune deficiency. AIDS is caused by a highly contagious blood-borne virus as is the most severe form of the HIV infection. This is
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A state may use HIV Care Grants for:
1. To establish and operate HIV care consortia within areas most affected by HIV diseases that shall be designed to provide a comprehensive continuum of care to individuals and families with HIV disease.
2. To provide home and community based care services for individuals with HIV disease.
3. To provide assistance to ensure the continuity of health insurance coverage for individuals with HIV disease.
4. To provide treatments that have been determined to prolong life or prevent serious deterioration of health to individuals with HIV disease. (Pozgar, 2012, p. 362-363)
According to the website,, President Barack Obama stated the following Vision for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. “The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.” President Barack Obama has committed to developing a National HIV/AIDS Strategy with three primary goals:
1. Reducing
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