Health psychology Unit 7: Unit 7: Culture and Health – Discussion

Your post should be at least 300-350 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources.

Problems related to HIV and Hepatitis C

Intravenous drug users are at high risk for HIV and Hepatitis C. Although both illnesses can be contracted via other means, intravenous drug use, specifically the sharing of needles and/or sex with someone who has shared needles, greatly increases the chances of infection. Infections are often accompanied by lifelong health consequences that can be quite debilitating for those who suffer from them.

What are the differences between HIV and Hepatitis C? How can HIV and Hepatitis C be prevented? Once an infection occurs, what are some specific needs of individuals living with either illness? What are some of the ethics involved in interacting with the infected population? Finally, do a web search of the laws that govern HIV confidentiality in your state, and provide a summary of those laws and individuals’ rights.

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