aids

AIDS

Published by administrator on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 18:55

Alternative names

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome 

Definition

AIDS is caused by the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease. It is characterized by signs and symptoms of severe immune deficiency. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. 

Causes, Incidence, and Risk factors

AIDS/HIV

Published by administrator on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 17:57

Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immuno Virus. It is important to distinguish between the two. HIV is the virus that ultimately causes AIDS. AIDS is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms associated with HIV infection. People infected with HIV may have no symptoms for up to ten years. During this time, they are capable of infecting anyone they have sex with or donate blood to. Initial symptoms of HIV infection include inexplicable ...