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 poor, racial/ethnic minorities, women and other groups who have persistently experienced social disadvantage or discrimination – systematically experience worse health or greater risks than more advantaged social groups” (Rubin, Colon, & Link, 2010, p. 1). The link to other resources to meet the needs of poor communities within the United States consists of more funding from the government into these areas. The state and federal public health facilities may need to provide these facilities with lower costs, and free services, and resources for prevention, and treatment. Perhaps these communities can alert the local and national media, and bring attention to the issue and write their local and national government members.
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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