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  • a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

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  • a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

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AIDS Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV.

As of 2009, it is estimated that there are 33.3 million people worldwide infected with HIV. The HIV pandemic is most severe in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 60% of all people with HIV live in the region.



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* It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself. - Anne

* From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of 8,000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone. - Barbara Ehrenreich

* The prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death which precedes the actual physical one. - Tom Hanks


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