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Synonyms for AIDS

a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

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With the FDA's guidance, MAPS developed a research plan, including a large, multi-site clinical study and a series of individual trials, to test marijuana's effectiveness in treating AIDS wasting syndrome. In October the FDA approved a protocol for the large study, to be supervised by Donald Abrams, research director of the San Francisco Community Consortium, which coordinates AIDS research in the Bay Area.
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