Date of publication: 2017-07-09 08:04
Some studies  from the substance use literature have identified that the perceived risk of harm is inversely related to the level of use. The provision of education about the potential risks and ways of reducing them may impact on these behaviours. It is important to acknowledge that programs aimed at the primary prevention of a particular behaviour need to differ in focus from those aimed at secondary prevention in groups of adolescents in which the behaviour is already established. This requires careful consideration of the intended target population and the context in which the approach is used .
The report–which also includes information on resistance to medicines for treating other infections such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and influenza–provides the most comprehensive picture of drug resistance to date, incorporating data from 669 countries.
Rhett L Jackson, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and American Medical Association
Michael Stuart Bronze, MD David Ross Boyd Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Stewart G Wolf Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Master of the American College of Physicians Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Michael Stuart Bronze, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha , American Medical Association , Oklahoma State Medical Association , Southern Society for Clinical Investigation , Association of Professors of Medicine , American College of Physicians , Infectious Diseases Society of America
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Back in the old days that gold Listerine would burn the roof off your mouth. It would get all of them germs. I never went to the clinic myself, I went to support a friend. That is how I know about the free clinic.
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Some people have no symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. Others develop temporary flu-like symptoms in the first few weeks after being exposed to the virus. These include fever, headache, sore throat, achiness, fatigue, and swollen glands. These symptoms may not seem significant at first because they're similar to flu and generally get better without treatment.
Harm reduction is a developmentally congruent approach to the primary and secondary prevention of risky behaviour in the adolescent population. HCPs are well positioned to deliver harm reduction messages to their adolescent patients. Surveys of adolescents have supported the fact that adolescents identify HCPs as credible sources of health information   . Acknowledging the adolescent’s role in decision-making about his or her health behaviour is an important component to the provision of this education. Avoiding judgment about potentially risky behaviours enhances the ability of the HCP to deliver important messages about risk reduction.