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Definition of Aids

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incurable disease characterized by a deterioration of the immune system and susceptibility to a number of infections and cancers (caused by the HIV virus)
incurable disease characterized by a deterioration of the immune system and susceptibility to a number of infections and cancers (caused by the HIV virus)
help; assist
help; assistance; accessory
Aids Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - a disease of the immune system Recently the number of AIDS patients has been increasing rapidly in many countries.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
SEIF (Siondróm Easpa Imdhíonachta Faighte)
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WordNet 2.0

1. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
(synonym) acquired immune deficiency syndrome
(hypernym) immunodeficiency

1. a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
(synonym) assistance, help
(hypernym) resource
(derivation) help, assist
2. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
(synonym) assist, assistance, help
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) self-help
3. a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause
(synonym) economic aid
(hypernym) gift
(hyponym) scholarship
4. the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
(synonym) care, attention, tending
(hypernym) work
(hyponym) hair care, haircare, hairdressing
(derivation) help

1. give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
(synonym) help, assist
(hypernym) support, back up
(hyponym) facilitate, ease, alleviate
(derivation) assistance, help
2. improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
(synonym) help
(hypernym) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
(hyponym) bring around, cure, heal
(derivation) care, attention, tending
Aids Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Aids Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A disease that attacks the immune system of the body that is often passed on through sexual contact.
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
Originally, sums granted to the Crown to cover exceptional expenses. The term is now used only in the expression "aids and supplies", which designates all of the funds appropriated by Parliament to meet Government requirements.

Compare: business of supply.
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Aids Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Genetic Terms
defined: AIDS was first reported in 1981 in the United States and has since become a major epidemic, killing nearly 12 million people and infecting more than 30 million others worldwide. The disease is caused by HIV, a virus that destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.
explained: Listen to a detailed explanation. 
Dr. Richard Morgan, of the National Human Genome Research Institute's Clinical Gene Therapy Branch, defines human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
illustrated: View illustration 
related terms: cell, retrovirus
Airborne Integrated Data System
Aids Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jargon File
/aydz/ n. Short for A* Infected Disk Syndrome (`A*' is a glob pattern that matches, but is not limited to, Apple or Amiga), this condition is quite often the result of practicing unsafe SEX. See virus, worm, Trojan horse, virgin.
Aids Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It may also be referred to as HIV disease or HIV infection. Following initial infection, a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness. Typically, there is a prolonged period with no symptoms. As the infection progresses, it interferes more and more with the immune system, making the person much more susceptible to common infections, like tuberculosis, as well as opportunistic infections and tumors that do not usually affect people who have working immune systems. The late symptoms of the infection are referred to as AIDS. This stage is often complicated by an infection of the lung known as pneumocystis pneumonia, severe weight loss, skin lesions caused by Kaposi's sarcoma, or other AIDS-defining conditions.

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Aids Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (ah-KWY-erd im-YOON-o-de-FISH-en-see SIN-drome). A disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). People with AIDS are at an increased risk for developing certain cancers and for infections that usually occur only in individuals with a weak immune system. 
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Labtests Abbreviations KÖRFEZLAB
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Disease due to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS is an acronym for Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome.
Disease caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Aids Glossary
abbreviation,  Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. A U.S. government of HIV Disease.
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
The most severe manifestation of infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)<!-- (see) --> lists numerous opportunistic infections and neoplasms (cancers) that, in the presence of HIV infection, constitute an AIDS diagnosis. There are also instances of presumptive diagnoses when a person's HIV status is unknown or not sought. This was especially true before 1985 when there was no HIV-antibody test. In 1993, CDC expanded the criteria for an AIDS diagnosis to include CD4+<!-- (see) --> T-cell count at or below 200 cells per microliter in the presence of HIV infection. In persons (age 5 and older) with normally functioning immune systems, CD4+ T-cell counts usually range from 500-1,500 cells per microliter. Persons living with AIDS often have infections of the lungs, brain, eyes, and other organs, and frequently suffer debilitating weight loss, diarrhea<!-- (see) -->, and a type of cancer called Kaposi's Sarcoma<!-- (see) -->. See HIV Disease; Opportunistic Infection; AIDS Wasting Syndrome.
HIV Vaccine Glossary
the late stage of HIV disease, characterized by a deterioration of the immune system and a susceptibility to a range of opportunistic infections and cancers.
Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms
is now a commonly-used term for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and also for HIV/AIDS; WHO uses the term to "denote the entire health problem associate with HIV infection."
A progressive weakening of the immune system accompanied by one or more indicator diseases (opportunistic infections) -- including Kaposi's sarcoma, invasive cervical cancer, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and wasting syndrome. In AIDS, common immune system deterioration is marked by a depletion of T-helper (T 4/CD4) cells, which help stimulate antibody production. AIDS is commonly thought to be caused by a retrovirus, HIV.
health surveillance for women infants and children
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention