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AIDS/HIV Control

Programs that attempt to control the occurrence of AIDS, a disease that impairs the functioning of the body?s immune system leaving affected individuals vulnerable to illnesses that would not ordinarily occur. Activities include surveillance of the occurrence of the disease in the community, investigation of individual cases, and development of case histories and other interventions that will help to increase the medical establishment?s understanding of the causes of the diseases and potential methods of prevention and cure. AIDS control activities are often initiated by local HIV prevention planning groups that are responsible for developing needs assessments and planning long and short-term strategies specific to target communities as determined by the studies.

Taxonomy Code: JP-150.170-05

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