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1. acquired immune deficiency syndrome, 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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noun acronym for
acquired immune (or immuno-)deficiency syndrome: a condition, caused by a virus, in which certain white blood cells (lymphocytes) are destroyed, resulting in loss of the body's ability to protect itself against disease. AIDS is transmitted by sexual intercourse, through infected blood and blood products, and through the placenta

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a condition in which an acquired deficiency of certain leukocytes, esp. T cells, results in a variety of infections, some forms of cancer, and the degeneration of the nervous system: caused by an HIV virus which infects T cells and is transmitted via body fluids, esp. sexual secretions and blood

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A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immunity that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by exposure to infected body fluids, especially blood and semen.

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