PHS300H1S Lecture 1

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Public Health Studies
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Dan Allman

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Provision of funding to community programs –to effected communities. - Priority population (may be sensitive to this vocab) o Gay men, bisexual men, transmen o Injection drug users (nomenclature should be drug users)  Learned that the way that other drugs are used may lead to blood-blood exposure.  Majority are poly-drug users o Endemic – Africa + Carribeans (higher risk than usual), WHO identifies this. This means –generalized epidemic. In Canada, it is concentrated epidemic. - Populations from these areas (heterosexual epidemic mainly), get non- OHIP access to the prevention equipment. - Aboriginal community –have a drug card that gives them free access to medication that help with AIDS. - Women - People with HIV –do not want stigmatize them, allow thme to full sexual life. AIDs Bureau - 8 people, none have science credentials - Couple of objective: o Provision of funding to right individuals o Also provide support (problem-solving, access to social services) to newly diagnosis (doesn’t mean clinical care). o Also pool of volunteers (condom distribution etc.) o Needle exchanges (based in public health, local municipal government) o Prevalence in Ontario: 56% prevalence (of ’08, seems old but complex reason why) MSM IDU (group to
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