Essay on Infectious Disease

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Infectious Diseases Sharelle Taylor HCA 240 …show more content…
There is no cure for aids however, that are different medicines that you can take so that you can still live the most normal as a life as possible. The best way to control these medicines are to take at least three drugs from two different classes to avoid crating strains of the disease that are immune to a single drug. There are five different classes or "families" of anti-HIV drugs: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) Protease Inhibitors (PIs) Entry/Fusion Inhibitors Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors Each drug class fights HIV in a different way. The primary difference between each class is the stage of HIV replication that the drugs target. With the rate that HIV/AIDS is spreading it is a must that everyone be educated about this killer. There are programs that are made to inform others about this disease. Around 2.5 million people became infected with HIV in 2011. Sub-Saharan Africa has been hardest hit by the epidemic; in 2011 over two-thirds of AIDS deaths were in this region (CDC, 2008). There are also clinics that will check you out to make sure that you are clear and free from this disease. Also there are people that speak

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