What Does Aids Stand For


What Does Aids Stand For ?  

One of the most fatal diseases that have ever struck mankind is AIDS. This is an abbreviation for the medical condition termed as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Each word of this terminology is self explanatory.

The word 'Acquired' means any individual can get infected with this condition. 'Immune Deficiency' signifies a threat to the immune system of the body which is vital to the body in terms of combating diseases. The word 'Syndrome' denotes a set of linked dysfunctions and health issues pertaining to the condition.

AIDS has been a hot subject of research for years now. Studies have traced the roots of this disease to be in west central Africa. It was in the year 1981 when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States first recognized the disease. Its causal virus was established as HIV in the 1980s. 

AIDS is caused by a retrovirus called human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV. As the name suggests, this virus primarily attacks the immune system of the human body, and as a consequence the patient’s body becomes vulnerable to many other infections.

The causal factors of the disease are the transmission of HIV from any infected person to another via blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, vaginal fluid and breast milk. The conduction of the disease involves vaginal, anal or oral sexual contact; blood transfusion; usage of contaminated needles; pregnancy; childbirth and breast feeding. 

The symptoms of AIDS are associated to the gradual collapse in the immunity of the body. The body loses its potential to combat infections and ends up more prone to bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites. Gradually, the disease overpowers every organ in the human body. Health problems could be as mild as fever or as grave as cancer.

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Where-Did-Aids-Come-From      AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a medical condition which gradually breaks down the human immune system. The causal virus, human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, enters the body via fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk, and weakens the immunity of the body. The disease ultimately results in death. More..


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