Nursing Homosexuality And United States

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Nursing:​ ​Homosexuality​ ​and​ ​United States

And ​the ​Band ​Played ​On

University ​of ​Central ​Florida

Question ​#1

Based ​on ​what ​you ​observed ​in ​the ​film ​or ​read ​in ​the ​book; ​clearly ​articulate ​and ​delineate

at ​least ​three ​of ​the ​sociopolitical ​factors ​that ​influenced ​public ​health ​policy ​development

for ​HIV/AIDs ​prevention ​and ​control ​in ​the ​United ​States. ​Then ​discuss ​separately ​each ​of

the ​three ​sociopolitical ​factors ​each ​factor ​and ​discussion ​is ​equal ​to ​three ​points ​each. ​The

three ​sociopolitical ​factors ​that ​influenced ​public ​health ​policy ​development ​for ​HIV/Aids

prevention ​and ​control ​in ​the ​United ​States ​were ​identifying ​early ​possible ​ways ​of

spreading ​the ​disease, ​how ​it ​affected ​our ​blood ​supply ​and ​that ​to ​acknowledge ​the ​social

implications ​that ​it ​could ​be ​everyman’s ​disease. ​Initially, ​in ​the ​movie ​there ​were ​signs ​of

the ​disease ​but ​they ​were ​not ​sure ​even ​what ​it ​was. ​People ​were ​dying ​from ​a ​type ​of

pneumonia ​that ​was ​not ​common; ​one ​man ​had ​Toxoplasmosis ​which ​is ​a ​cat’s ​disease.

Other ​patients ​had ​a ​low ​or ​no ​T-cell ​count. ​As ​the ​movie ​progressed ​they ​found ​a

connection ​with ​“Patient ​Zero” ​and ​this ​concept ​that ​they ​called ​the ​GRID ​which ​stood ​for

Gay ​Related ​Immune ​Deficiency ​and ​this ​term ​was ​coined ​by ​Bill ​Kraus ​who ​was ​speaking

on ​behalf ​of ​the ​gay ​rights ​in ​Washington, ​D.C. ​in ​1980. ​In ​the ​connection ​with ​patient ​zero

it ​is ​ultimately ​discovered ...

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