Hiv Name-Based Reporting Speech

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Name-Based Reporting of HIV Cases Specific Goal: At the end of speech, the audience will agree that cases of HIV Infection be reported by name. Thesis Statement: Name-based reporting of HIV cases has been a controversial issue but reporting names of individuals that are positive of HIV is a critical issue in today’s society. Introduction: What if there were no records kept for every known sexual offender, murderer or terrorist. What would we do? How would we keep track? Signpost/Preview: First, we will explore what HIV is; next, understand the foundation of name-based reporting; and finally, discuss the benefits of name-reporting of HIV cases. Body I. HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and one million people have been clinically diagnosed. A. The Human Immunodeficiency virus tremendously affects the immune system. 1. HIV destroys the CD4+ T cells which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases. (AIDS, 2011) 2. HIV can lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome which is commonly known as AIDS. 3. Every nine and a half minutes, a person is infected with HIV. (AIDS, 2011) B. HIV can be transmitted in numerous ways. 1. HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sex whether it be vaginal, anal, or oral; a blood transfusion; the sharing of contaminated needles, syringes, and other sharp instruments; and between a mother and an infant during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Signpost: I have discussed the facts surrounding HIV and now I will discuss the origins of name-reporting regarding individuals affected by HIV. II. Case reporting is not a new idea and has been in practice before HIV infection. A. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine Journal, Case reporting began in the 1930’s to combat the spread of syphilis and other venereal diseases 1. Case reporting is a way to keep track of

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