AIDS

  • (noun): A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles.
    Synonyms: acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Some articles on aids:

AIDS Pandemic - By Region - Western Europe
... In most countries of Western Europe, AIDS cases have fallen to levels not seen since the original outbreak many attribute this trend to aggressive educational ... Also, the death rate from AIDS in Western Europe has fallen sharply, as new AIDS therapies have proven to be an effective (though expensive) means of ... Due to the availability of antiretroviral therapy, AIDS deaths have stayed low since the lows of the late 1990s ...
AIDS Pandemic - AIDS and Society
... international action to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a global health issue, and to mobilize the resources needed towards this aim, labelling the ... Regarding the social effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, some sociologists suggest that AIDS has caused a "profound re-medicalization of sexuality" ... Social factors also influence HIV/AIDS ...
Cyril Collard - AIDS
... Collard's own experiences with AIDS undoubtedly influenced his work ... He died of AIDS-related illness aged 35 ...
Douglas Richman - Awards, Editorships and Advisory Positions
... (1993), Steve Chase Humanitarian Award for Science and Medicine of the Desert AIDS Project (2001) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs Middleton Award (2002) ... He serves on the Vaccine Research Committee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and the International AIDS Society panel responsible for publishing ...
Healthcare In China - Medical Issues in China - HIV and AIDS
... The AIDS catastrophe of Henan in the mid 1990s was estimated as the largest man made health catastrophe concerning from half to one million persons ... of Chinese knew that a condome could protect from AIDS ... on HIV groups, closured office of the AIDS organization, and detained or put under house arrest prominent AIDS activists such as 2005 Reebok Human Rights ...

Famous quotes containing the word aids:

    Nothing aids which may not also injure us.
    Fire serves us well, but he who plots to burn
    His neighbor’s roof arms his hands with fire.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    The moral immune system of this country has been weakened and attacked, and the AIDS virus is the perfect metaphor for it. The malignant neglect of the last twelve years has led to breakdown of our country’s immune system, environmentally, culturally, politically, spiritually and physically.
    Barbra Streisand (b. 1942)

    This whole business of Trade gives me to pause and think, as it constitutes false relations between men; inasmuch as I am prone to count myself relieved of any responsibility to behave well and nobly to that person who I pay with money, whereas if I had not that commodity, I should be put on my good behavior in all companies, and man would be a benefactor to man, as being himself his only certificate that he had a right to those aids and services which each asked of the other.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)