Cdc's Control and Prevention of Hiv Essay

596 Words Jul 24th, 2012 3 Pages
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Tammy Fergerson
Edna Wilkerson

The Center for Disease Control provides leadership, guidance, and research to help control the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic by working alongside the communities on a state and national level. They are also partners with other countries abroad in research, surveillance and evaluation of activities among the world’s population. The activities monitored are critical to CDC due to the estimated 1.1 million Americans infected with the disease. Some of these infected populations do not know they are infected and the number increases each year. CDC’s programs help improve the
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CDC also researches statistical data to publicly bring awareness of the facts and prevention of the disease. This publication sends the message of how the disease is transmitted and how to avoid getting HIV/AIDS virus. This virus infects people by getting into the blood cells. To avoid this from happening, one must prevent blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of an infected individual from entering one’s body. The use of sharing drug related needles, body piercing and home tattooing can also spread the virus as it comes into contact with blood of an infected person.
With the help of CDC the number of people becoming infected with HIV/AIDS is increasing each year. However, the development of new drug therapies aid in helping HIV infected person’s lead healthier and longer lives. The data that is collected is critical for demographic, geographic and disease specific information to accurately identify and report contacts who may be infected and are infecting other individuals, and to make better decisions on their health and lifestyle.

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