AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). HIV is most commonly spread through IV drug use and by sexual intercourse with an infected partner. It can also be spread through contact with infected blood, and women can transmit the virus to their babies during pregnancy or birth. By killing or damaging cells in
the body’s immune system, HIV progressively destroys the body’s ability to fight infections. The term AIDS applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection.
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, often accompanied by pain, swelling, stiffness, and structural changes. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.
Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. –U.S. National Library of Medicine, A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
According to the Mayo Clinic, back pain ranks second only to headaches as the most frequent pain location. Back pain can occur anywhere along the spine and for no apparent reason.
Cerebral palsy is a general term referring to the abnormal motor control caused by damage to a child’s brain in early development. Damage resulting in cerebral palsy can occur during fetal development, during the birth process or
during the first few months of an infant’s life.
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