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2011-04-07 15:44:08

It is less than a week until the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children's Hospital's first pediatric HIV/AIDS clinical center abroad. Founder Dr. Mark Kline has a packed Friday "“ not unusual considering he also serves as both the chair of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Texas Children's Hospital. The office is even busier as he prepares to travel to Romania for the celebration. Despite...

2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...

2009-07-23 10:10:00

The newest group of doctors selected to join the Pediatric AIDS Corps, a joint program of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (www.bayloraids.org/) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (www.bms.com/foundation), will travel to Africa this week to begin their assignments. The group's deployment abroad follows completion of a two-week training course in pediatric HIV/AIDS and tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu)."We are constantly amazed with the quality of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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