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Question 1. Can you think of some diseases that are of public health importance? Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [HIV/AIDS]. This is an infectious disease with immune superstition host pathogen relationship. For this disease it is still not being developed a vaccine that can be used to protect the human body of the virus. Question 2. Can you think of some risk factors that are of public health importance? “Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases” (What is Public Health? (n.d.)). HIV/AIDS is a retroviral disease transmitted from person to person through exposure of infected body fluids or tissue. Unprotected sex between heterosexual and…show more content…
Why is it important to begin the public health approach to a problem by quantifying? By using quantifying method of estimating the cases on people infected with HIV/AIDS for certain period of times and be compares it can determinate how big is the problem. That can show the health implementation strategies how to approach the problem. Question 4. Another important step in setting public health priorities is to understand the impact of the problem. Can you think of some ways of quantifying the impact of a problem? The HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic problem. To impact the problem it can be use different actions, considerations and tools in setting the health priorities. The related problems can be put into groups depended of the health problem. Using measuring tool with collected data can be considering a step of the setting. Question 5. Look back at the definitions of prevalence and incidence presented earlier. When considering a problem such as suicide, would you use prevalence or incidence to quantify the magnitude of the

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