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Unformatted text preview: infection with the human immunodeﬁciency virus (HIV). Persons who are HIV-positive or
who live with AIDS are susceptible to bacteria, fungi,
and diseases that would not normally affect others as
adversely. The virus breaks down and eventually destroys
the immune system. Currently, there is no cure for HIV
or AIDS; therefore, comprehensive education is recognized as the key strategy in AIDS prevention.
The university is taking an active role in making current
information available to the members of its community
about the transmission of HIV and the means to
minimize the risk of developing AIDS. George Mason
University will have an educated constituency that is
aware of prevention, risk behaviors, coping strategies,
and other related issues surrounding HIV and supportive of HIV prevention. The HIV/AIDS Education
Program has been developed to accomplish this task.
Goals of the education program include information
distribution about prevention and risk reduction of HIV
and AIDS. Developmen...
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