Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus which causes AIDS.


Relevance of HIV in orthopaedics

The topic is relevant in orthopaedics in terms of the opportunity for infection transmission to medical attendants, but also relevant in terms of the transplant of tissue from unsuspected HIV positive donors.


Meniscus replacement

Replacing damaged meniscus tissue with a graft or a scaffold.



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Prevalence of Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus infections among patients candidate for orthopedic trauma surgeries. Yeganeh A, Hatami N, Mahmoudi M, Boduhi B, Saidifard M and Otoukesh B. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2015; 29: 274.

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