Communicable Disease

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Communicable Disease
Svetlana Brooks
HCS/457
April 22, 2013
Deborah Ayers

Communicable Disease
A communicable disease is an infectious disease transmitted from one person to another directly or indirectly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and nearly one in five of those are not aware that they are infected (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is an infection that slowly destroys the immune system, which makes it difficult for the body to fight off infections. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a
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The health department educates how the virus is spread and how to protect oneself from getting the disease. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program is assists those who are infected with the HIV disease, and it helps the individual gain access to the needed treatment. This program provides medical care and needed support that an individual with HIV/AIDS will need.
In conclusion, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is an infectious disease transmitted in several ways. Since the first outbreak of HIV in the 1980s the annual number of new cases has dropped by more than two- thirds since the 1990s. This is a result of new and advanced treatments for the disease. The government on the national, state, and local levels are working together to try to prevent new cases of HIV by educating the public and providing medical care to infected individuals. The largest group new cases of HIV infections are of men who have sex with men. The CDC is keeping track of how many new cases are arising and how many individuals are taking advantage of the services that are provided.

This category show by gender and IV drug user what percentage is infected with HIV. Retrieved from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Estimated new HIV cases by gender and race in 2010.
Retrieved from the Centers of Disease Control and
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