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acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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98 words

abbr.: AIDS; a collection of symptoms resulting from infection by a retrovirus (HIV‐1 or HIV‐2) that specifically attacks and

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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210 words

Fatal disease caused by a retrovirus, called Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), that mainly attacks T-4 cells (which

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Evolution

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2005
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Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
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6,732 words
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This entry comprises two articles. The introductory article provides a discussion of the origins and phylogeny of HIV; the companion

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010
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Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
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4,195 words
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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease caused by the slow-acting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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Science and technology, Medicine and health
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157 words
A disease caused by a blood-borne virus (called human immunodeficiency virus or HlV) that disrupts the body's normal immune responses. HIV is transmitted via body fluids primarily through ... More
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome   Reference library

Victoria A. Harden

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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845 words

(AIDS), a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

In 1981, medical reports first described unusual infections and cancer...

Africa — history

Africa — history  

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Some of the earliest evidence of medical practice comes from Africa. The Egyptians were well known, over 5000 years ago, for their advanced knowledge of medicine. Relics from the time ...
African customary law

African customary law  

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This useful, albeit disputed, term denotes a body of largely unwritten laws that have been derived from social practices regarded as obligatory by the communities concerned. The account below is ...
AIDS

AIDS   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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1,563 words

Scientists have debated the origins of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS

AIDS

AIDS   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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6 words

abbr. for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

AIDS

AIDS   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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Literature
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12 words

as a subject in modern writing, see Gay And Lesbian Writing.

AIDS

AIDS   Reference library

Brooke Grundfest Schoepf and Diane B. Kagoyire

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics
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4,116 words

The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic is entering its fourth decade. Caused by infection with the slow-acting human immunodeficiency virus

AIDS

AIDS   Reference library

Richard C. Keller

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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2008
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History
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2,997 words
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The HIV/AIDS pandemic has emerged as the principal public health crisis of the modern period. With more than 40 million infected and more than 25 million dead by ...

AIDS

AIDS   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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2,422 words

AIDS is a fatal disease syndrome that emerged during the late 1970s in Africa and the United States. The slow-acting

AIDS

AIDS   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

Shortly after the first cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were recognized among civilians in 1981, early forms of

AIDS and society

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Science, Technology, and Society

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2006

Now in its third decade and reported in most countries and populations of the world, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is widely

AIDS and the American Theatre

AIDS and the American Theatre   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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288 words

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has made a major impact on the American theatre in two ways: the loss of

AIDS dementia complex

AIDS dementia complex  

Another name for HIV dementia. ADC abbrev.
AIDS politics

AIDS politics   Reference library

Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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2008
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Social sciences, Politics
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387 words

International public health experts frequently cite Australia's innovative and pragmatic response to AIDS as a model for other countries to

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)   Reference library

Amanda Berry

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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Literature
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624 words

is a breakdown of the immune system that is thought to be caused by the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV). According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as of ...

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