The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) And Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is consider the most devastating acquired immunodeficiency disease known today. This virus suppressed the immune system by destroying TH cells over time and progress to AIDS. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS. Also, the CDC estimates the prevalence of an average of 50,000 newly infected each year. This disease is not mention as much in the media but is still very prevalent. In some American cultures and gender, the rate on infection is slowly growing and sustaining this immune deficient virulent epidemic. To better combat this issue is to evaluate the risk factors associated with the contracting of HIV. These factors could biologic, environmental, and behavioral variables that interact to influence development of disease or infection in a given population (Stedman, 2012). The previously mention variables of risk will include the lifestyle, genetic, environmental, cultural, age, gender. One population of America that is continuously affected by HIV is the homosexual and bisexual men communities.
Homosexuals and Bisexual Men
Homosexuals and bisexual men have the highest risk behavior for acquiring HIV. The population of men whose lifestyle of having sex with other men are a small segment of the United States population at 2% (CDC Gay, 2015), but are the most infected with HIV. This group represents 57% of the HIV…

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