AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome(noun)
a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
Human immunodeficiency virus infection / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus. During the initial infection, a person may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness. This is typically followed by a prolonged period without symptoms. As the illness progresses, it interferes more and more with the immune system, making the person much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not usually affect people who have working immune systems. HIV is transmitted primarily via unprotected sexual intercourse, contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles, and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. Some bodily fluids, such as saliva and tears, do not transmit HIV. Prevention of HIV infection, primarily through safe sex and needle-exchange programs, is a key strategy to control the spread of the disease. There is no cure or vaccine; however, antiretroviral treatment can slow the course of the disease and may lead to a near-normal life expectancy. While antiretroviral treatment reduces the risk of death and complications from the disease, these medications are expensive and may be associated with side effects.
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Rank popularity for the word 'aids' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3142
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Rank popularity for the word 'aids' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3883
Rank popularity for the word 'aids' in Nouns Frequency: #1940
dais, daïs, IADS, Said, said
The numerical value of aids in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of aids in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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The prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death which precedes the actual physical one.
AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences suicide. Or murder.
It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself.
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I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my life.
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