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Definition of Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: AIDS. AIDS is a disease due to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Also referred to as acquired immunodeficiency disease.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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