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HIV and Aids

1. What do the acronyms "AIDS" and "HIV" mean?
2. What are the known ways that AIDS is transmitted?
3. List the groups of people who are considered high risk with regards to AIDS.
4. List five ways that AIDS is not transmitted.
5. Briefly explain universal precautions and their use.
6. List four ways to guard against contracting AIDS.
7. How can CPR be administered safely?
8. Explain the primary prevention strategies for HCV.
9. What are the recommended steps in a Needlestick prevention program?
10. Give the reason that Hepatitis B (HBV) poses an even greater threat than HIV.

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1. What do the acronyms "AIDS" and "HIV" mean?

AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HIV/AIDS. (n.d.). What Does "AIDS" Mean? Retrieved from http://www.jis.gov.jm/special_sections/aids/default.html

2. What are the known ways that AIDS is transmitted?
1. Sexual Contact
2. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breast feeding
3. Injection drug use
4. Occupational exposure
5. Blood transfusion
Aids.gov. (n.d). How do you get HIV or AIDS? Retrieved from http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/how-you-get-hiv-aids/

3. List the groups of people who are considered high risk with regards to AIDS.

Sexually promiscuous people, babies of infected mothers, drug users, healthcare workers, and patients receiving a blood transfusion or organ transplant from an infected donor.
Aids.gov. (n.d). How do you get HIV or AIDS? Retrieved from http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/how-you-get-hiv-aids/

4. List five ways that AIDS is not transmitted.
1. Insect bites
2. Shaking hands
3. Sharing cups/utensils
4. Giving someone a hug
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Solution Summary

This detailed solution answers questions regarding transmission of AIDS, groups at high risk for the disease, universal precautions, how to guard against AIDS, primary prevention strategies for HCV, recommended steps in Needlestick prevention and why Hepatitis B poses a greater threat than HIV. APA references are included.

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