acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS):

Huber, Jeffrey T.; Gillaspy, Mary L.
October 2000
Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology;2000, p4
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The article presents an encyclopedia entry for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is defined as an illness characterized by the infection of the human immunodeficiency virus together with the presence of one or more of a constellation of opportunistic infections or diseases and the absence of any other known cause of immunodeficiency. Conditions included in the 1993 AIDS Surveillance Case Definition for determining AIDS are outlined.


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