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Oral surgery on an AIDS patient. Surgeon operating on a patient known to have AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). To avoid becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, he wears a plastic visor to protect his face, and thick gloves to protect his hands.
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