One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A disease in which there is a severe loss of the body's cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy.
- ‘Malaria kills more people than Aids in Africa, but this fact never seems to grab the headlines.’
- ‘To gain any knowledge of the nature of HIV / Aids it is necessary to dip into a wide spectrum of subjects.’
- ‘But Aids is a major issue made worse by the chaos and the lack of structure in the society.’
- ‘Perhaps the most important area of this debate, however, relates to the early epidemiology of Aids.’
- ‘What might have been a story about dying of Aids became a story about living with HIV.’
- ‘That is a higher fatality rate than heart disease, Aids and car accidents.’
- ‘It is also, as is increasingly the case, a country where HIV and Aids are widespread.’
- ‘A vaccine for malaria or Aids would be a longer time coming without them.’
- ‘Finally, a landmark in the history of HIV and Aids gave a signal for optimism.’
- ‘Powell said entire generations were at risk from Aids and other infectious diseases.’
- ‘Four times as many Americans die of the flu each year now than they do of Aids.’
- ‘Councillors hope the move will help cut the borough's rising rates of HIV and Aids.’
- ‘In her speech, she paid tribute to volunteers who take time to care for people living with Aids.’
- ‘The women also manufacture and administer a health drink to people infected with Aids.’
- ‘A person is said to have Aids when the immune system starts to fail and cannot fend off infections.’
- ‘In addition, using birth control, particularly condoms, would help stop the spread of Aids.’
- ‘Researchers are concerned that the way in which HIV and Aids is taught in schools adds to the stigma.’
- ‘The Aids pandemic in some rural areas has led to famine, that is affecting millions of people.’
- ‘As the slogan goes in Australia, just remember, Aids doesn't discriminate, people do.’
- ‘He said, hesitantly, that he thought she had done a lot for people with Aids and he had had friends who died of Aids.’
1980s: acronym from acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
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