The Prevention Of Infectious Disease

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Nick Pasqualle
Ecology of Infectious Disease
Final Exam
HIV Public Health Campaign Purpose of the Guide to HIV Infection for Healthcare Professionals
Presented on pages 1 through 3 is a mock guide that will be handed out to public health professionals for the purpose of identifying and treating those afflicted with HIV. General Information on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus with Specified Information for the Healthcare Professional
Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a single stranded positive sense RNA retrovirus that infects CD4+ T-Cells, Macrophages, and Dendritic Cells. (Viral Zone) Information concerning HIV’s routes of transmission, and epidemiology, as well as the course of the disease can be found below.

HIV: Epidemiology
From intravenous drug users, to famous basketball players like Magic Johnson, from preteens to middle aged adults HIV affects a wide range of individuals. Like many viral infections, however, HIV does show some general trends in infection. For instance in the United States there are roughly 23,000 more male diagnoses of HIV than Females.((Epidemiology) Also in the United States, Male to Male sexual contact is responsible for 64% of cases of HIV in the male category, the most popular way for females to contract HIV is through Heterosexual contact with an infected male. (Epidemiology) Additionally from 2008 to 2012 African Americans made up roughly 46% of diagnosed cases of HIV infection.(Epidemiology) It should be noted that there is a
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