Topic 14 WeeksChp5[5th] - 7. Newborns / pediatric...

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Chapter 5 [Weeks, Alcamo] – Epidemiology of AIDS I. Epidemiology: HIV disease and AIDS in the USA A. Overview [Tables 5.1; Fig. 5.1] B. Fragility of HIV: Probable vs. highly improbable routes of transmission 1. Note: The following partial statement in Weeks text (5 th edition, pg. 126) is incorrect . “(blood or semen must enter the recipient’s blood system)” C. The spreading epidemic 1. Compare AIDS cases 1990, 2003, 2006 [Figs. 5.3] and HIV/AIDS among adults [Fig. 5.6] 2. Black Americans at risk [Table 5.3, Figs. 5.4, 5.5] 3. Women [Figs. 5.6, 5.7] 4. Injection drug users [Tables 5.3, 5.5] 5. Homosexual Men (includes MSM – m en who have s ex with m en) [Heathline 5.2, Fig. 5.9] 6. Heterosexuals [Heathline 5.3; Fig. 5.11] including ‘older’ adults
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Unformatted text preview: 7. Newborns / pediatric infections (<13 years of age) [Table 5.6; Fig. 5.12] - in utero transmission; perinatal or postnatal exposure - decrease in pediatric cases due to ART and/or cesarean section and/or avoidance of breastfeeding - studies in infants that reported clearing HIV are highly suspect based on the nature of initial HIV infection diagnosis II. Global Epidemiology A. African continent [Table 5.8; Figs. 5.13 5.15] B. World [Table 5.7; Fig. 5.13] III. HIV Transmission A. Other methods 1. Special considerations for health care workers B. Improbable transmission routes [Fig. 5.17; Healthline 5.4] 1. Mosquito connection 2. Schools & colleges...
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