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Epidemiological Investigation for HIV/AIDS

I am in need of your expertise help and guidance, reading about you tells me that you are the right tutor to assist me, I am completing my capstone (MPH/epidemiology) and I am lost totally lost. I need your guidance step-by-step on this project. My topic is Elderly with HIV/AIDS: 50 and older.

I have to develop and implement an epidemiologic investigation meaning I have to procure data that already been collected and analyzes the pre-recorded data using the methodology I chose. This APA 4-6 pages format project must include tables, figures, calculation and notes with at least 15 references.

Marcel I need your guidance, can you assist me? I appreciate your assistance in advance.
HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report (HSSR) (tables, figures, calculation, and notes)
The Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFS) (tables, figures, calculation, and notes)
Today's Research on Aging (TRA) (tables, figures, calculation, and notes)
Epidemiological Studies on Older Adults with HIV (tables, figures, calculation, and notes)
And others that you can include. Please help me

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Current HIV surveillance supplementary reports indicate that there is a growing number of individuals 50 years and older that are contracting the HIV virus and/or living with AIDS. The current rate of infection for individuals within this age group is approximately 38.1 individuals per 100,000 individuals aged 50 and older within the US population. This is an alarmingly high rate of infection among individuals within this age group, which means that a great deal of work must be done in order to help to stem the tide of HIV infection among individuals within this age group. This age group is further broken down into age categories which demonstrates the number of individuals within each age category in the 50 and older age group that is infected with the HIV virus. According to this surveillance report those individuals aged 50 to 54 seem to comprise the largest group of individuals aged 50 and older that are infected with the HIV virus, due to the fact that these individuals are infected at a rate of nearly 17.6 individuals per 100,000. This makes this age group the group that has the highest infection rate, and subsequently the group that is at the highest risk for HIV infection within the group of individuals aged 50 and older within the US population. This indicates that this group comprises nearly of the individuals 50 years and older who are presently infected with the HIV virus, due to the fact that these individuals comprise approximately 46.2% of the individuals 50 years of age and older that are infected with the HIV virus. What these numbers indicate is that this age group needs the most attention and respect to education and information concerning AIDS prevention, as well as an increased level of information in order to make these individuals much more aware of the devastating effect of HIV upon this age group. Those individuals that are aged 55 to 59 are infected with HIV at a rate of approximately 11.5 individuals per 100,000, which is also an alarmingly high infection rate, which makes this age group infected at the second highest rate per 100,000 individuals within the 50 and an older age group. This means that these individuals make up approximately 30% of the individuals aged 50 years and older that are infected with the HIV virus or are living with AIDS. This essentially means that one out of three individuals that aged 50 and older that are infected with the HIV virus or 55 to 59 years of age, which means that this age group is also at a very high risk for contracting the HIV virus. What this essentially means is that these individuals are also in need of a great ...

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