Communicable disease, “is an infectious disease transmissible, (as from person to person) by direct contact with an infected individual or the individual’s discharges or by indirect means (as by a vector)” (Merriam-Webster, 2011, p. 1). Understanding how communicable diseases are spread is important in reducing the significant affliction of disease in low income communities across the United States and increase prevention, awareness, and safety. The objective of this paper is to discuss the communicable disease’s human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome known as HIV and AIDS. In addition to describing HIV/AIDS, a brief overview of prevention, environmental factors, and social …show more content…
The recommendations to expand HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and resources is to first pinpoint health disparities, and understand the cause to reduce unequal disease problems, and accomplish healthy parity across dissimilar groups. Additional funding is necessary to public schools, community, and health facilities to train and sustain health care workers qualified to teach educators, individuals, groups, and community leaders about HIV/AIDS, awareness, prevention, and truthful sex education.
Public Health Department Role to Reduce HIV/AIDS
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