Meaning of AIDS in English


AIDS BrE AmE ( also Aids British English ) /eɪdz/ noun [uncountable]

(Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) a very serious disease that stops your body from defending itself against infections, and usually causes death:

the AIDS virus

Aids sufferers

full-blown AIDS (=AIDS at its most advanced stage)

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.