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Post an explanation of whether or not you think the prevalence of HIV cases might be attributed to increased complacency due to more advanced drug treatment options.Then, explain how health care professionals can help to change perceptions and increase awareness of the realities of the disease. Finally, describe strategies to educate HIV positive patients on medication adherence, as well as safe practices to reduce the risk of infecting others. Evan Forbes Main Post Week 8 Today, more than one million people are living with HIV/AIDS (HIV.org, 2017). Research into HIV/AIDS and medication has led to greater quality and length of life for people who are infected, yet as of today there is still no cure (HIV.org, 2017). Over the past five years, it is estimated that new HIV diagnoses have decreased by eighteen percent (HIV.org, 2017). Although the rate of new infections is declining, approximately thirty-seven thousand people will be newly diagnosed this year alone (HIV.org, 2017). It is argued that new advancements in treatment have led to complacency in the

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