risk groups Response 03 - When the AIDS epidemic is discussed there are several risk groups that are commonly identified such as homosexual men and drug

risk groups Response 03 - When the AIDS epidemic is...

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When the AIDS epidemic is discussed, there are several “risk groups” that are commonly identified, such as homosexual men and drug users. However, an oft-forgotten group was added to that throughout the 1980's, and those were the Haitian people. And when it is examined biologically within the Haitian population, as is done through the first part of the reading, it becomes clear why this particular disease was able to spread very easily, as there were high-density population centers and prostitution throughout those areas, particularly directed towards homosexuals or bisexuals. But as the article examines, many other Caribbean nations also faced the same issues. But unfortunately, there grew a portion of the health community and the society at large within the U.S that attempted to put a large onus for the epidemic on the Haitian people. What this does is show several faults within the healthcare community in regards to wealth and race.

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