INTE 398 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Structural Violence, Canadian Indian Residential School System, Social Capital

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Lesson 3: making a pandemic: biological and social factors. Identify and track health threats around the world. Epidemic: increase in presence (spike, # of cases goes up) Pandemic: presence in multiple locations, ongoing health threat that exists around the globe. Incidence: the number of new infections (usually measured over the period of a year: tells us how many people are getting hiv. These numbers provide information but not the entire picture: only reflect the # of reported cases (will always be slightly off, new cases not identified = not reflected, false negative results. Msm = men who have sex with men. Vast majority of those infected in canada = men who have sex with men: presumption that msm become hiv + only through gay sex. Less than 1% are infected through blood and blood products. Analysis of region by region = better understanding of the characteristics and forms of cases are different.

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