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identified in this study.
Infected workers should seek counsel from an expert panel to review and modify
their practice based on the best available scientific information.
There are no data to indicate that infected workers who do not perform invasive
procedures pose a risk to patients (CDC, 1998). 5 The Disease:
• • • The CDC estimates that at the end of 2000, approximately 800,000-900,000
people were living with HIV and AIDS in the United States.
There have been 448,060 reported deaths caused by AIDS.
There are approximately 40,000 new HIV infections occurring in the US every
HIV destroys CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to the normal function of the
human immune system. Loss of CD4+ T cells in people with HIV is also a
predictor of the development of AIDS.
Most people infected with HIV carry the virus for years before enough damage is
done to the immune system for AIDS to develop. However, recently developed
sensitive tests have shown a strong connection between the amount of HIV in the
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