lec 7 - 9/27/07 lec 7 More Epidemiology 2. AIDS (Acquired...

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9/27/07 lec 7 More Epidemiology 2. AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) a. AIDS transmitted only by social behavior geographically moved down rt 1 by drug users b. sexual transmission c. parental transmissions (under the skin) d. perinatal transmission (mother to child) protese inhibitors and other drugs can be used to delay the onset of aids AND they can allow mothers to have babies w/o the baby getting it affected groups: sexually active(esp gay) drug users hemophiliacs (blood transfusions) needle stick (doctors…get stuck) very rare – go to dentist and get it 1 million amers infected w/ HIV .5 mil have aids in amer w/ proper treatment, prolong life and delay onset of symptoms chronic disease no longer an epidemic (more more ppl get the disease) – the # new cases is now constant aids no longer top 15 killer African amers aged 25-44, it’s the #1 killer I. More uses of epidemiology a. Identify new disease syndromes i. Lyme disease bacterial infection caused by a bacteria. Not contagious. Needs an insect vector (deer tick, rats, mice, small
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Hansell during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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lec 7 - 9/27/07 lec 7 More Epidemiology 2. AIDS (Acquired...

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