acquired immune deficiency syndrome
(AIDS)
An infectious disease syndrome caused by the human immunodeficiency virus and is characterized by the loss of a normal immune response, followed by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and an increased risk of some cancers.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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