Health & Medical Question

Many have heard of the sexually transmitted infection, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but not a lot of people take the time to educate themselves on STIs and arent aware of how common they are, how they negatively affect our bodies, or how to go about treating them. STIs, especially HIV are very important to learn about and understand to ensure that we are aware of what could happen during sexual intercourse and ensure that we practice safe sex to protect our bodies and stay healthy.

WRITE A 3-4 PAGE PAPER ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

General
o Why should we be concerned?
o Where is this pathogen found, and is it endemic/ epidemic in a particular region?
Microbiological
o Comprehensive basic pathogen information
shape, classification, genomic organization, other relevant defining characteristics, etc.
o How infection directly relates to observed clinical symptoms (answers to be more extensive than
the examples below)

example: HIV attacks T cellsreduced T cell countshost susceptible to opportunistic

infection.
Medical
o Pathogen transmission
o Detection (specific methods, what each method actually detects, etc.)
o Treatment options (specific and general)
o Vaccination (vaccine name and administration regimen, what strain(s) is the vaccine effective
against, etc.)

Sociopolitical

o Public health measures in place to combat this infectious disease.
o Factors that enable the continued spread of this infectious disease.


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