Applying Public Health Principles For The Hiv Epidemic

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Article One: Applying Public Health Principles to the HIV Epidemic In the article “Applying public health principles to the (HIV) epidemic” I learned that the HIV virus is spread by people who do not know that they are infected. This article argues that it is time to find a comprehensive public health method that will help stopped this epidemic from spreading even more. This article also talks about the ways HV is transmitted and what can we do to protect ourselves from this virus. It took two decades for the United States to figure out a plan to report HIV cases. Now the best thing we can do is come up with a plan to make people aware of this virus so that it will not kill thousands of people in the next decade. We should improve the community and counseling of individual patients to prevent transmission. Also let the virus be talked about in schools and ask parents to explain this as well. Supporting patients with the virus understand how important it is to return to care and take all appointments seriously, and improving the availability of effective treatment could further reduce transmission. In the United States, if scientist come up with a plan; and educate more people we might have the potential to prevent at least half of all cases of HIV infection each year.” Frieden, Thomas R,M.D., M.P.H., Das-Douglas M, Kellerman, Scott E,M.D., M.P.H., Henning KJ, M.D. Applying public health principles to the HIV epidemic. N Engl J Med 2005 Dec 01;353(22):2397-402.

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