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AIDS

An abbreviation for Acquired immunodeficiency/immune deficiency syndrome. It is a disease caused by HIV. However, not everybody who is HIV+ has AIDS.

AIDS causes the body’s immune system to be damaged, and as a result, compromises the body’s ability to fight off diseases and keep the body healthy, and thus can cause severe, life-threatening complications.

There is no cure for AIDS, but there are treatments to keep people with AIDS more healthy. This is why HIV prevention, such as safe sex, is important.