The Epidemic Of The United States

944 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
There has been an extremely dangerous epidemic living in the United States since the 1970’s. This epidemic is like no other, doctors have not found any cure plus, it is easily contagious. The named of this epidemic is name acquired immune deficiency syndrome, best known as AIDS. The United States Health Department created a program in order to investigate and try to find some form of cure for such epidemic. THE U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which president is name Dr. Gayle, is the department in charge of determining a cure for AIDS. This writing will analyze the main political, social, and economic forces that arose in this situation. Next, it will express how Dr. Gayle utilized this three political resource of a public agency. Finally, it will determine how some agencies and organizations were put in the equation.
Political, Social, and Economic Forces that arose in this situation
In 2000, “the CDC reports that 774,467 Americans are estimated to have AIDS, with the estimated annual rate of HIV infections in the U.S. remaining roughly constant at 40,000 since the early 1990s” (Riccussi, 2002). With this statistic, the department of public help set Dr. Gayle as president of the U.S Centers for disease control and prevention to try and find something that would lower these numbers. However, at the beginning of this program, economics become a main issue. “From 1985 to 1992, the nation also experienced a resurgence of TB. One of the reasons was the…
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