acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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Synonyms for acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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

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* After categorizing the disease as an epidemic in 1981, the CDC drops the term gay-related immune deficiency for the more accurate acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Tokyo, Japan, June 20, 2006 - (JCN) - Takara Bio announced on June 19 that it has reached an agreement with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC) to collaborate in research on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Health officials know that the public will never remember Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome so they just call it AIDS.
(Source: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2006;43:458-466.)
Today they are known only too well: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
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The program aims to support, serve and educate, and to defend the rights of thousands of people suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome, said sources of the Peruvian episcopate.
* Aids stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. When a person's immune system has been damaged, he or she is open to other illnesses, especially infections such as tuberculosis and pneumonia, and cancers, many of which would not normally be a threat.
This transformation, an ongoing one, has its roots in our common values and interests as democratic societies committed to political freedom, tolerance, representative government and the fight against terrorism and other transnational threats such as the spread of weapons of mass destruction, the drug trade, human immuno-deficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome and trafficking of women and children.
It has been more than 20 years since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) began to appear and Andrew Ignatieff is hoping that General Synod 2004 will be a turning point in the church's response to this important health issue.
Aids stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The term is no longer widely-used as doctors instead refer to Aids as late stage or advanced HIV infection
(10.) Catania JA et al., National trends in condom use among at-risk heterosexuals in the United States, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2001, 27(2): 176-182.
Since the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first identified twenty years ago, more than 30 million people have been affected and at least 12 million have died from AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses.
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