acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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acquired immune deficiency syndrome


acquired immune deficiency syndrome


acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

(Pathology) the full name for AIDS



a disease of the immune system characterized by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, to certain cancers, and to neurological disorders: caused by a retrovirus and transmitted chiefly through blood or blood products that enter the body's bloodstream, esp. by sexual contact or contaminated hypodermic needles.
[1982; a(cquired)i(mmune)d(eficiency)s(yndrome)]

ac·quired immune deficiency syndrome

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Noun1.acquired immune deficiency syndrome - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needlesacquired immune deficiency syndrome - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
متلازِمة نقص المناعة المكتسب
syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise
sindrome da immunodeficienza acquisita
syndrome comparati defectus immunitatis
síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida
sindromul imunodeficienţei autodobândite
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The first known case of AIDS in the UK is identified 1982 - First termed GRID 'Gay Related Immune Deficiency', it later became AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - to show it is not a gay specific disease 1983 - 3064 cases of AIDS reported in the US 1984 - Institut Pasteur identifies virus - later named HIV for Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1985 - Gay men in the UK are asked to stop donating blood after the number of people diagnosed with AIDS exceeds 100 1986 - HIV is recognised by the scientific community as the virus that causes AIDS
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).AIDS attacks the body's immune system.
treatments for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Tuberculosis
Aids is short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
The term AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is used to describe the later stages of HIV ( the point where a person's immune system can no longer cope because of the damage caused by HIV and specific illnesses start to appear.

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