• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Strategies to help prevent HIV

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Strategies to help prevent HIV Local strategies to help prevent HIV There are a number of local strategies that have been set out to prevent HIV. In schools children at young ages are taught about sex education in order to give them a deeper understating of the factors that could influence an individual's life such as STD's. The reason they are taught about this at a young age is because as they grow older and their bodies develop more maturely and they start going through puberty. At this stage they may start having relationships with each other and will be aware of the risks and outcomes of any type of sexual behavior they wish to follow. So I think it is a good idea providing children education on sex at a young age as they will not have yet gone through puberty but will be aware of the risks and outcomes. It also allows them to understand different factors relating to this topic and can be aware of how to prevent themselves from getting infected with any diseases, for and example by having safe sex and using condoms. There are also adults who may be illiterate and do not have knowledge on these types of diseases. Therefore they could be provided with this type of information on these types of illnesses from there local clinics of there local practice. They could ask their GP on information on such illnesses. These types of clinics also have leaflets and booklets regarding different illnesses for individual to take and read. There are also translated booklets and leaflets in a number of different languages made for those individuals who cannot read English again regarding different illnesses. For those who are illiterate could ask the nurse at the clinic to explain to them about a certain illnesses are the nurse will be able to provide them with more information. There are also different websites made on the internet for individuals all over the world to access and surf. ...read more.

Middle

The reason I think this is because my brother is a long time smoker and he decided to quit last year by taking the treatments which the doctor had provided him with, which was the nicotine patches and chewing gum and he had been taking them for over 2 to 3 months and said he didn't find them helpful or effective at all and now still is a heavy smoker. These are some of the ways individuals could educate themselves on Lung cancer and so have the knowledge on how to prevent it from happening. Personal lifestyle choices in the prevention of Lung Cancer Personal lifestyle choices can affect prevention of Lung cancer. For an example a persons social situation can affect the prevention of Lung cancer, like those who are born and bred in deprived areas and start socialising with uneducated groups of people who smoke and do drug use. This can influence the individual to have negative reinforcement from them as they think they are getting a pleasurable time for them lifestyle they are living. This could lead the individual to follow them and start smoking and taking drugs just like them. Parents from low social class may smoke to avoid stress as they may experience a lot of stress due to their job, financial reason or because of their living conditions. As the Acheson report suggests that those in low social economic classes are more likely to have poor health and are more likely to live in deprived areas. This shows that those who live in deprived areas and are from low social classes are more likely to smoke due to the bad company and stress they experience. The report also suggests that those in higher social classes are more likely to have better health, this shows that they are less likely to smoke. The reason I think this is because they have better and quality education whereas those in deprived areas are not as educated as much. ...read more.

Conclusion

Disadvantages and problems I will now list some of the disadvantages and problems which the NHS could experience while keeping up with their targets to help prevent HIV and Lung cancer. * The cost of keeping strategies going each year can be a problem for the NHS as each year they will have to spend a large amount of money to prevent people from receiving Lung cancer and HIV, if they do not keep up more patients may start coming in. the service could also lose their quality of care and people may start to consider them as an unstructured service. * The NHS and other care organisations will also need to spend large amounts of money on staff and resources this could again make it hard for the government to keep up with the costs each year as they will have to spend large amounts of money on resources, staff and etc... it may make it harder for them to spend money and keep up with other illnesses such as Diabetes, Tuberculosis (TB) and etc... If they do not keep up with other illnesses patients may start complaining and consider the NHS as being unfair and inconsistent. * The NHS also need to work harder on planning out different methods such as advertisements, leaflets, centers and etc... to help build the publics knowledge on such illnesses, so they are aware of the fact how important it is for them to prevent themselves from these illnesses. If they do not provide the public with this knowledge on such illnesses and show them how important it is for them to prevent these illnesses, no one would care about preventing themselves form obtaining such illnesses as they won't know much about the affects and outcomes of the illnesses. Furthermore the NHS resources and money that they have spent may go to waste as people will not be bothered in preventing themselves from experiencing such illnesses. 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Investigating Diseases. I will be looking at and comparing communicable and non communicable diseases. ...

    4 star(s)

    The thyroid is a small gland located below the skin and muscles at the front of the neck, just at the spot where a bow tie would rest. They help control the growth and the structure of bones, sexual development (puberty), and many other body functions.

  2. supporting adults

    assessments and allowing the person to self -harm or harm others * Not intervening when behaviour is dangerous to the person or to others * Withholding care, including medication or access to medical or care staff and services. Neglect can include failure to provide food, water, clothing, medications, and assistance

  1. Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease: Tuberculosis and Cystic Fibrosis

    Related to this concept is the role of an understanding of heritability, as a family history of the disease acts as a prompt to those individuals with this understanding to encourage them to get tested in the first place. Cystic fibrosis is the most common inherited disease within white populations,

  2. Protecting Adults

    being difficult or it may be in retaliation for being hit with a walking stick by a confused patient. A possible scenario could be: George is angry at having to move to a care home when his wife is no longer able to look after him.

  1. Ovarian cancer

    Familial ovarian cancer is not a rare occurrence and may account for 2 to 5% of all cases of ovarian cancer.

  2. Child Development (AO2)

    His parents never stop him from asking questions about her so that he can understand it more and move on. When his youngest sibling was born, he would wonder if she too would leave, but he soon realized she wasn't going to.

  1. A report on the strategies that have been created to prevent my communicable and ...

    I feel that the strategy does miss some groups it fails to look at those who are already infected by HIV and are suffering from, I feel that all this strategy is about trying to prevent the disease from increasing, it is not looking at the well-being of HIV patients

  2. Purposes and Methods of Research

    They would do a research about hospitals and GP surgeries of what they do to meet the needs of the population. For example, the government is concerned the amount of lung cancers have taken place and many peoples deaths are associated with it.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work