Poverty and Health - Global Health Challenges

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 HIV Prevention: Global Solutions and Challenges
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The Epidemiological Model
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Characteristics of the Physical and Man Made Environments that Affect the Risk of Infection Natural/physical environment Humidity/Aridity/Pathogens Economic environment Level of development/Economic diversity Social/Political environment Level of inequality/Political participation Cultural environment Beliefs and Practices/Sexual behavior/Monogamy Women’s place in the social order
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Characteristics of the Host that Affect the Risk of Infection Genetic endowment/Natural immunity Immunity as the result of previous contact Nutritional Status Parasite burden Total disease burden Behavioral factors
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Characteristics of the Agent that Affect the Risk of Infection Proximity to humans Ease of and route of infection Virulence and infectiousness Interactions with other pathogens
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Which of the following statements is true about  Helminths (Parasitic worms)  A. Infection by helminths is invariably fatal. A. The immune system clears the body of these  parasites after a few days. A. Parasitic infection increases the probability of  infection by other pathogens. A. Helminth infections are on the rise in Texas.
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Helminths The helminths are worm-like parasites. The clinically relevant groups  are separated according to their general external shape and the host  organ they inhabit.  Some examples: Flukes (Trematodes):  Adult flukes are leaf-shaped flatworms. They  have prominent oral and ventral suckers.  Flukes are hermaphroditic  except for blood flukes, which are bisexual.  The life-cycle includes a 
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