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Endemic

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ENDEMIC
October 15th, 2010

For the Webster’s dictionary, “endemic” means peculiar to a particular people or locality … an endemic disease.

In HIV terminology, we speak of countries where HIV is endemic. The term refers to an important and constant presence of the disease in the population of said country…

In research on HIV/AIDS, the term « endemic » may designate a country where HIV is transmitted mainly by heterosexual contact.

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