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Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Human immunodeficiency virus is the causative agent of AIDS as determined by the World Health Organization, sets point in the continuum of HIV pathogenesis in which the host has clinically demonstrated profound immune dysfunction to the person afflicted with this severely devastating and detrimental sexually transmitted disease/infection. Since the early 90’s the definition of the human …

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Preventing Accidents Involving Children: Part 3 of 3

This is the final installment in our three-part series on childhood accidents. Here are five childhood emergencies that made it to our roundup of top 15 leading causes of accidents in children. Sports- and recreation-related injuries Almost 20 percent of all hospital emergency department visits by children are due to sports and recreation injuries. Soccer, …

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Preventing Accidents Involving Children: Part 2 of 3

The previous post discussed the top 5 leading causes of accidents in children. Here are is the continuation of the top 15 leading causes of accidents in children. Poisoning Accidental ingestion of medication is one of the most common types of poisoning in children younger than five years of age. Poisoning involving common household products, …

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