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Opportunistic Parasitic Infestations

Absence of Opportunistic Parasitic Infestations in Children Living with HIV/AIDS in Children’s Homes in Jamaica: Pilot Investigations

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253–6

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Background: Many children living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries are infected with intestinal parasites. These infections add unnecessary morbidity to children already suffering the clinical insult of living with HIV/AIDS.

Objective: To determine the prevalence and potential risk factors for intestinal parasitic infections in HIV-infected children living in two institutions in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013
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