Many lines of work represent exposure to communicable diseases, also known as infectious or transmissible diseases. These are illnesses derived from an infection that can occur by contact with blood and bodily fluids, breathing in an airborne virus, or being bitten by a specific vector. The human immunodeficiency virus has been one of the most notorious means of infection that has evolved through the years. This workshop will dive into the transmission of various infectious diseases, preventive measures, and treatment. Emphasis will be given in the precaution and risk reduction in the workplace related to the transmission and infection caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus leading to the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
- Provide information on the transmission, control, and prevention of communicable diseases and HIV infection.
- Provide information on the care and treatment of persons with communicable diseases and HIV-AIDS infection.
- Identify risky and safe behaviors within our professions
- Establish an awareness of attitudes associated with HIV infection and AIDS.