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AIDS

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
Subject:
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 and the American Theatre

AIDS and the American Theatre   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
Subject:
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 and HIV

AIDS and HIV   Reference library

Kylie Thomas

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,105 words
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AIDS and HIV are acronyms for “acquired immune deficiency syndrome” and for the “human immunodeficiency virus.” HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The virus is transmitted through sexual ... More
AIDS/HIV

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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8,225 words

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in 2005 an estimated 38.6 million people worldwide were infected

AIDS politics

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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2008
Subject:
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

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

acquired immune deficiency syndrome   Reference library

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

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2008
Subject:
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

AIDS

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

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2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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6 words

abbr. for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

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 Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
Subject:
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

HIV/AIDS

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
Subject:
Law
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1,486 words

The law represents both a source of protection and a challenge for people living with HIV and AIDS (‘PLHA

AIDS

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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12 words

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

AIDS

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Brooke Grundfest Schoepf and Diane B. Kagoyire

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
Subject:
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

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010
Subject:
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).

HIV/AIDS

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

[This entry contains three subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Children.]

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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Victoria A. Harden

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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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...

AIDS

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Richard C. Keller

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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2008
Subject:
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 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 (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
Subject:
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 ...

AIDS: The Great Killers

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Peter Piot and Suzanne Cherney

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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1,240 words

AIDS stands for ‘acquired immunodeficiency syndrome’ — a syndrome being a cluster of medical conditions. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus...

AIDS

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

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2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,422 words

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

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