Aids - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪdz|  American pronunciation of the word aids
Brit.  |eɪdz|  British pronunciation of the word aids
- this word is used as a present tense form (he/she/it) of the verbto aid
- this word is used as a plural form of the nounaid

noun

- a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

Examples

She tested positive for AIDS.

The drug has been approved as a treatment for AIDS.

an experimental drug for the treatment of AIDS

He teaches art with visual aids.

...customers who were too embarrassed to admit that they had been stiffed by an Internet company selling sexual aids...

We saw a tragic play about a man with AIDS.

Pneumonia is a common complication of AIDS.

an enzyme that aids in the digestion of protein

praiseworthy efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine

The official number of people carrying the AIDS virus is low.

They may have contracted HIV, which can later develop into full-blown AIDS.

He received blood that was infected with the AIDS virus.

AIDS victims often experience social ostracism and discrimination.

AIDS remains a big problem in many parts of the world.

There are thousands of new cases of AIDS in Africa every year.

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