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Elise Boysha

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Transcript of HIV/AIDS

YES! NO! Is the AIDS "crisis" a real health issue in the United States? Game #1

You will receive a card indicating if you are HIV positive or HIV negative.

Walk around the room and find five different people. If they ask, You must tell them if you are HIV positive or HIV negative.

Record the people that you have chosen on a piece of paper. Game #2

You will receive a card indicating if you are HIV
positive or HIV

Walk around the room and find five different people.

Record the people
that you have
come in contact
with on a piece of
paper. Policy:

During the early years of the epidemic, American prevention efforts primarily targeted people most at risk of acquiring HIV. In the new millennium more focus has been placed upon people living with HIV.

The goal is for hospitals to give AIDS patients the proper care and treatment they need.
Sexual Partners
example: California's "Williful Exposure" Law
Parent to Child/Pregnant Women
Programs like the AHP, CMS, ACOG are collaborating to help decrease testing times as well as increase number of perinatal tests for pregnant women.
Latest News:
As of April 1, 2010, the White House is still developing its new National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Why is AIDS NOT a real health issue?

the AIDS issue is more of an excuse than a factual issue
AIDS is a very weak virus and must be spread by blood-to-blood or semen-to-blood contact
The CDC estimate of future AIDS cases has plummeted from 25 million to about 1 million. Why is AIDS NOT a real health issue?

•Prevention of the transmission of HIV from mother to child has declined in the U.S.
•New pharmaceutical remedies are available to help manage HIV
•Legislation protects those with HIV/AIDS and provides funding for education and research
•UNAids and WHO have declared that the HIV pandemic is officially in decline Background Information:

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infects immune cells, impairing their function. The result of an advanced HIV infection if AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
There are several ways to acquire HIV.
It is important to remember that not everyone with HIV has AIDS!
The HIV virus spread from monkeys to humans in Africa between the 1930’s and the 1940’s.
Over half a million people have died from HIV/AIDS in America. More than one million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in America. About 20% do not know they are infected.
More than 14,000 people with AIDS die every year. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Alternative Policy

Promote routine HIV screening through Medicaid and Medicare
Increase funding in HIV prevention at State and local levels
Remove ban on use of Federal funds for needle/syringe exchange (NSEPs)
Increase access to care and treatment for people with HIV/AIDS Why is AIDS a real health issue?

Antiretroviral treatments are not cures
Mother to Child requires testing
When CD4 count plummets HIV becomes AIDS
Competitive Virus that rapid evolves
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