Meaning of AIDS

What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is the final stage of the disease caused by HIV, a virus that causes serious damage to the immune system.

HIV virus

HIV is also an acronym originating in English, which means the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus belonging to the class of retroviruses.
This virus attacks the body’s defense cells, leaving the body vulnerable to all sorts of diseases, from flu to more serious infections like tuberculosis or cancer. The cells most affected by HIV are  CD4 + T lymphocytes.

Being HIV-positive is not the same as having AIDS. Many HIV-positive individuals go through years without symptoms and without developing the disease, although they can transmit the virus to others through unprotected sex, sharing contaminated syringes, or even mother to child during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Healing AIDS

AIDS has no cure. However, HIV patients today have a treatment that can prolong survival and improve quality of life by reducing viral load and reconstituting the immune system.

The drug antiretroviral used to treat delays the onset of AIDS and allows better quality of life to the carrier of the virus.

Other Meanings of AIDS

Acronym Definition
AIDS Abstinence Is Definitely Smart
AIDS Acoustic Intelligence Data System
AIDS Acoustic/Attitudinal Information Data
AIDS Acquired Iatrogenic Death Syndrome
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS Activity Information Data System
AIDS Administrative Information Data System
AIDS Advanced Integrated Data System
AIDS Advanced Integrated Display System
AIDS Air Force Intelligence Data System
AIDS Airborne Integrated Data System
AIDS Aircraft Integrated Data System
AIDS Aircraft Integrated Data Systems
AIDS Airline-Induced Divorce Syndrome
AIDS Alles Ist Die Sekte
AIDS Almost Ideal Demand System
AIDS American Institute for Decision Sciences
AIDS Analog Inclination Data System
AIDS Apple Infected Disk Syndrome
AIDS Army Inventory of Data Systems
AIDS As I Die Slowly
AIDS As If Doing Something
AIDS Automated Information Data System
AIDS Automated Information Distribution System
AIDS Automated Intelligence Data System
AIDS Automatic Installation and Diagnostic Service
AIDS Automatic Integrated Debugging System
AIDS Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome
AIDS Avionics Integrated Development Schedule