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Public Health Challenges

Please help me to identify and briefly explain two current public health challenges. Identify the gaps in associated research. Discuss ways to overcome these public health challenges.

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Two of the most pressing current public health challenges include new diseases such as HIV and new forms of influenza as well as the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of common organisms due to overuse of antibiotics. The research associated with HIV has been conducted over the last 30 years with advancements in care and treatment for the disease widespread across the globe but the ability to eradicate the disease has still eluded researchers. The prolonging of lifespans for those diagnosed with this disease has been encouraging and dramatic, but millions of people still die every year as a ...

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This solution explores the topics of public health challenges, focusing on antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and new and upcoming diseases.