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AIDS/HIV

Definition: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) This condition progressively reduces the...

Pathophysiology of AIDS/HIV

Pathophysiology of AIDS/HIV

Human beings produce antibodies against specific infections. When HIV infection takes place, anti-HIV antibodies are produced but they do not appear immediately. This is called the “window effect”. In some...

GASTRIC LAVAGE

GASTRIC LAVAGE

Verify the order. Prepare the materials needed (asepto syringe, irrigating solution, kidney basin, stethoscope). Greet and identify the patient. Explain the procedure. Place disposable towel under the end of gastrointestinal...