acquired immune deficiency


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acquired immune deficiency

A group of disorders, including acquired AGAMMAGLOBULINAEMIA, protein-losing immunodeficiency, nutritional immunodeficiency and AIDS (ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME) in which the natural resistance to infection is greatly reduced.
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Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India] December 23 ( ANI ): In the district jail of Uttarakhand's Haridwar, not one or two but 16 inmates were found to be affected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; CMV: Cytomegalovirus; CD4: Cluster of Differentiation 4; CT: Computed Tomography Competing Interests
Source: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2006;43:458-466.
Today they are known only too well: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
The origins of acquired immune deficiency syndrome viruses: where and when?
A paper published by Daniel Kuritzkes and colleagues in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes contributes to the body of evidence showing that dual NRTI therapy, although able to suppress virus for some patients for a limited duration, is not as strong as triple combination therapy in terms of keeping resistance at bay for the longest duration.
A study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (37:1, p.
The program aims to support, serve and educate, and to defend the rights of thousands of people suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome, said sources of the Peruvian episcopate.
Aids stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
This transformation, an ongoing one, has its roots in our common values and interests as democratic societies committed to political freedom, tolerance, representative government and the fight against terrorism and other transnational threats such as the spread of weapons of mass destruction, the drug trade, human immuno-deficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome and trafficking of women and children.
It has been more than 20 years since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) began to appear and Andrew Ignatieff is hoping that General Synod 2004 will be a turning point in the church's response to this important health issue.
Since 1982, AIDS surveillance, a partnership among county officials and medical service providers, has identified over 47,600 persons diagnosed with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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