Risk of Infectious and Communicable Diseases

DQ8 Community Nursing APA Format

Chapter 14: Risk of Infectious and Communicable Diseases

There is a planned community health project to decrease the incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV).

1. Who is/are the target population? Why?

2. What are some key factors to consider when planning an HPV prevention program?

Answer preview

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is considered a group of viruses responsible for most cervical cancer cases (CC), mostly in middle-income countries. It is regarded as one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Through scientific research, it has been proven that there are over 100 types of HPV that affect different parts of the body. Around thirty types of HPV mainly affect private parts of the body, such as the anus and vagina. However, Since the immune system fights the virus and eliminates the HPV infection, signs and symptoms of HPV are not apparent in all people, usually within two years.(465words)