Meaning of AIDS in English

AIDS

Aids [noun] [U] - abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (= a serious disease caused by a virus which destroys the body's natural protection from infection, and which usually causes death)The symptoms of AIDS can take several years to develop.In Britain, AIDS tests are now performed on all people who offer to become blood donors.You can contract AIDS if your bodily fluids come into contact with the bodily fluids of someone else who is infected with HIV.Don had full-blown AIDS for over a year before he died.Compare HIV.

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