a disease caused by HIV virus infection.
A medical condition where the immune system cannot function properly and protect the body from disease. As a result, the body cannot defend itself against infections (like pneumonia). Aids is caused by the Human Immunodifiency Virus (HIV). This virus is spread through direct contact with the blood and body fluids of an infected individual. High-risk activities include unprotected sexual intercourse and intravenous drug use (sharing needles). There is no cure for AIDS; however, research efforts are on going to develop a vaccine.
A disease of the human immune system that is caused by HIV infection. The infection is transmitted in blood and bodily secretion and can become life threatening.(infectious disease, preventing it, fights, on it, hampered)
Caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which kills or damages cells of the body's immune system by progressively destroying the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. People diagnosed with AIDS may get life-threatening diseases called opportunistic infections, which are caused by microbes such as viruses or bacteria that usually do not make healthy people sick.
Infectious disease syndrome that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Characterized by the loss of a normal immune response and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and some cancers.
the final stage of infection which occurs when an individual is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The infected individual is more likely to develop opportunistic infections and malignancies.
A debilitating and usually fatal illness caused by the Human ImmuneDeficiency Virus (HIV), that affects the body's ability to fight infection.
also known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; a disease of the human immune system that is caused by infection with HIV, that is characterized cytologically especially by reduction in the numbers of CD4-bearing helper T cells to 20 percent or less of normal, that in modern industrialized nations occurs especially in homosexual and bisexual men and in intravenous users of illicit drugs, that is commonly transmitted in blood and bodily secretions (as semen), and that renders the subject highly vulnerable to life-threatening conditions (as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and to some that become life-threatening (as Kaposi's sarcoma)
the late stage of HIV disease. AIDS involves the loss of function of the immune system as CD4 cells are infected and destroyed, allowing the body to succumb to opportunistic infections (e.g., Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, toxoplasmosis) that are generally not pathogenic in people with intact immune systems. Common symptoms of AIDS include malignancies and wasting syndrome. The CDC defines AIDS as the presence of at least one of several opportunistic infections or the presence of fewer than 200 CD4 cells/mm3 in an HIV positive individual. (AIDS)
a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
A progressive, usually fatal condition that reduces the body's ability to fight certain infections. It is caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
sexually-transmitted disease caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV). AIDS is characterized by a loss of immune function, usually over several years, which makes the HIV-infected person susceptible to other infections.
This disease is caused by the retrovirus known as HIV. The modes of transmission are sexual (vaginal fluids, semen), blood or blood products, and perinatal transmission from an infected mother to the foetus or to the newborn at birth. Infection results in progressive immune deficiency.
A result of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. CDC definition of AIDS: Positive HIV serum test and T-cell count of under 200 per milliliter of blood or one or more opportunistic diseases or conditions.
A disease that allows opportunistic infections to invade the body. A normal body can usually fight off these infections through a healthy immune system, but if it is HIV positive, HIV slowly destroys the immune system. The HIV virus attacks macrophages and helper T cells.
A viral disease that destroys the body's ability to fight infections, leaving the body susceptible to many diseases.
A disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The disease involves weakening of the immune system until it is unable to fight opportunistic infections.
A group of signs and symptoms, usually of severe infections, occurring in a person whose immune system has been damaged by infection with human immune deficiency virus (HIV).
Severe manifestation of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists numerous opportunistic infections and neoplasms which, in the presence of HIV infection, constitute an AlDS diagnosis. In addition, a CD4 count below 200/mm3 in the presence of HIV infection constitutes an AIDS diagnosis.
a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which kills or impairs cells of the immune system and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. HIV is most commonly spread by sexual contact with an infected partner. The term AIDS applies to the most advanced stages of an HIV infection.
A viral infection that attacks the immune system of the body and causes a syndrome in which many different, harmful organisms can attack the body and cause disease.
A disorder of immunity characterised by abnormalities of immunoregulation and opportunistic infections.
The most severe manifestation of infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists numerous opportunistic infections and neoplasms (cancers) that, in the presence of HIV infection, constitute an AIDS diagnosis. In 1993, CDC expanded the criteria for an AIDS diagnosis to include CD4+ T-cell count at or below 200 cells per microliter in the presence of HIV infection. In persons (age 5 and older) with normally functioning immune systems, CD4+ T-cell counts usually range from 500-1,500 cells per microliter.
A viral disease transmitted from individual to individual most often through sexual intercourse; however, can be transmitted by sharing contaminated hypodermic needles and by receiving a transfusion with contaminated blood.
loss of the ability to fight disease, brought about by virus spread through sexual contact or needle sharing.
a fatal disease caused by a virus that destroys the immune system's ability to fight off infection
A disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); characterized by the destruction of helper T cells and a resulting severe impairment of the immune response.
a disease, caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which kills or impairs cells of the immune system and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. HIV is most commonly spread in teens and adults by sexual contact with an infected partner. HIV is most commonly spread in infants and children by vertical transmission from an infected mother while in the womb or during delivery.
A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a deficient immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, such as tuberculosis, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, cryptococcal meningitis. It is transmitted primarily by exposure to contaminated body fluids, especially blood and semen. 95% of the 36 million people with HIV/AIDS live in developing countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, home to two thirds of people with HIV/AIDS, 0.1% of patients receive anti-AIDS treatment.
A condition that results when infection with HIV causes a breakdown of the body's ability to fight other infections.
A progressive immune deficiency caused by infection of CD4 T cells with the human retrovirus HIV.
An infectious disease caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) that destroys the body's immune cells, leaving the body susceptible to many other diseases, such as cancer and infection.