Definitions for "acquired"
gotten through environmental forces. Contrasted with inherited.
Obtained or developed subsequent to birth (post-natally).
Any condition that is not genetic (inherited) or congenital (present at birth); usually caused by environmental factors and/or physical conditions.
Bought by another and larger company. Many large technology suppliers have found that it is less risky to buy the best of a particular new technology by "acquiring" a small and typically venture capital start-up company than to invest in in-house research and development.
Keywords:  stds, hiv, something, transmitted, get
In disease terms, something that you get from someone else. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, are ACQUIRED.