Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Infectious, life-threatening condition caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that inhibits the body's protective immune system. Commonly transmitted through sexual contact, shared intravenous needles/syringes, and unscreened blood transfusions; may also be transmitted to the fetus during pregnancy and through breastfeeding. Definition provided by ERIC: Institution of Education Sciences

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