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Aids is a member of the word family aid, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun aids

What does aids mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: AIDSes

  1. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
    • examples: In the near future, we will be able to put an end to AIDS. | The singers sang together in order to raise money to help people with AIDS. | Scientists are working hard to put an end to AIDS. | Scientists are fighting to stem the spread of the AIDS virus. | In order to gain media recognition, sometimes AIDS patients have to push themselves into the public eye. | The famous doctor made a speech on AIDS. | I can't keep track of all the changes taking place in the world of AIDS research. | AIDS can be stopped only if every person decides to take action against it. | I had an AIDS test. | The number of people suffering from AIDS has increased.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of AIDS: acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    • more generic terms: immunodeficiency = immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced; infectious disease = a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact

Specialised definition of the noun aids

Glossary of sports / fencing

the last three fingers of the sword hand


AIDS a.k.a. A.I.D.S. is a musical group.


  1. "AIDS" is a book by I. Edward Alcamo.
    • also known as "AIDS, the biological basis"; AIDS, the biological basis
  2. "AIDS" is a book by Idowu Bakare.
    • also known as "AIDS: prevention through education", "AIDS: awareness through information"
  3. "AIDS" is a book by Martin Gunderson.
    • also known as "AIDS: testing and privacy"
  4. "AIDS" is a book by Robert Joseph Milko.
  5. "AIDS" is a book by Raphael Tuju.
    • also known as "AIDS: understanding the challenge"

There are many other writings with this title.


"AIDS" is a 1993 short educational film directed by Noranadu Ramachandran.


"AIDS" is an artwork (beeswax) by General Idea, begun in (22 years ago).

  • media: beeswax


  1. AIDS is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. It was established in 1987 and is the official journal of the International AIDS Society. It covers all aspects of HIV and AIDS, including basic science, clinical trials, epidemiology, and social science. The editor in chief is Jay A. Levy. Eighteen issues are published annually.
  2. AIDS, also known as Aids Info Disk or PC Cyborg Trojan, is a trojan horse that replaces the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, which would then be used by AIDS to count the number of times the computer has booted. Once this boot count reaches 90, AIDS hides directories and encrypts the names of all files on drive C:, at which time the user is asked to 'renew the license' and contact PC Cyborg Corporation for payment. There exists more than one version of AIDS, and at least one version does not wait to munge drive C:, but will hide directories and encrypt file names upon the first boot after AIDS is installed.
  3. AIDS is a computer virus written in Turbo Pascal 3.01a which overwrites com files. AIDS is the first virus known to exploit the MS-DOS "corresponding file" vulnerability. In MS-DOS, if both and foo.exe exist, then will always be executed first. Thus, by creating infected com files, AIDS code will always be executed before the intended exe code.
  4. AIDS a.k.a. Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic. As of 2012, approximately 35.3 million people are living with HIV globally. Of these, approximately 17.2 million are men, 16.8 million are women and 3.4 million are less than 15 years old. There were about 1.8 million deaths from AIDS in 2010, down from 2.2 million in 2005.
  5. Aids is a 1987 Indian Malayalam film, directed by VP Mohammed. The film stars Prathapachandran, MG Soman and Gomathi in lead roles.
  6. AIDS is an aircraft system that allows the airline to record and/or monitor all available parameters which are on the aircraft buses. Some Aircraft like the Airbus A320 have an AIDS print button which, when programmed over the MCDU, allows paper data reports, DAR recordings, or ACARS transmissions of a select amount of parameters to be printed.
  7. AIDS is a television series presenting valuable information on HIV and AIDS to debunk persistent myths prevalent among teenagers, and provided potentially life-saving advice and guidance.

Phrases with Aids

  1. Aids Ribbon
  2. I Have Aids

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aids

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Google previewA New Vision, a New Heart, a Renewed Call (2005)

by David Claydon

HIV/AIDS is a gender issue. The virus disproportionately singles out women. In Africa women and teenage girls are 5-6 times more likely to become infected than men. HIV/AIDS takes advantage of the low economic and social status of women ...

Google previewMosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide (2014)

by Joan M. Birchenall, Eileen Streight

AIDS is the last stage...

Google previewOn Moral Medicine (2012)

Theological Perspectives on Medical Ethics by M. Therese Lysaught, Joseph Kotva, Stephen E. Lammers, Allen Verhey

AIDS is a wasting disease. The body's immune...

Google previewGlobal Lessons from the AIDS Pandemic (2008)

Economic, Financial, Legal and Political Implications by Bradly J. Condon, Tapen Sinha

AIDS is an economic security problem.

AIDS is a communal security issue.

Google previewThe AIDS Notebooks (1990)

by Stephen Schecter

AIDS is a strange disease in terms of its social imagery. At once modern, not only in the sense of contemporaneous but also in the historical sense that has shaped modernity, it also suggests features that are not modern: archaic, retrograde, ...

Google previewGroup Discussion (2002)

by Anand Ganguly

AIDS is a major public health problem with deep economic and social consequences. Ignorance of safe sexual practices is a major cause. And in developing countries such as India, there is a close relation between migrant labour and HIV ...

Google previewWitness to Aids (2005)

by Edwin Cameron

AIDS is a disease. It is an infection, a syndrome, an illness, a disorder, a condition threatening to human life. It is an epidemic – a social crisis, an economic catastrophe, a political challenge, a human disaster. AIDS is known. It has been ...

Google previewMental Health Practitioner's Guide to HIV/AIDS (2012)

by Sana Loue

AIDS is a biological weapon manufactured by the developed world to eliminate large numbers of Blacks/Africans/African Americans and homosexuals, possibly under the auspices of the U.S. federal Special Cancer Virus Program ( SCVP), ...

Google previewPlague Time (2000)

How Stealth Infections Cause Cancers, Heart Disease, and Other Deadly Ailments by Paul W. Ewald

AIDS is a chronic malady.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (2010)

by Craig Kridel

Curriculum scholars must address acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) because of its enormous impact on...

AIDS curricula also offer lessons about the complexity of knowledge and the limits of commonsense curricular approaches.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and American Politics (2009)

by Lynne E. Ford

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) The AIDS epidemic ...

Google previewThe 30-second Encyclopedia of Learning and Performance (2003)

A Trainer's Guide to Theory, Terminology, and Practice by David H. Miles

Job aids are checklists or memory -joggers, what the French call aides- memoire. A common example of a job aid is the preflight checklist used by an airline pilot. With its low cost and its solution to a potential life- and-death performance ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two Volume Set) (2009)

by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass

Over time, HIV/AIDS progressively damages the immune system, resulting in increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections (e.g., pneumonia, tuberculosis, and certain types of cancer) and, eventually, death.

Google previewDictionary of Globalization (2006)

by Andrew Jones

HIV/AIDS 123 (acquired immuno-defi ciency syndrome). The HIV viruses both progressively attack the human body's immune system and when this attack reaches an advanced stage, they are responsible for the development of full- blown ...

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Sign language

Free STD & HIV/AIDS Education DVD's In Sign Language (Captioned)

Quotes about Aids

I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in '95. (Dennis Rodman)
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Scrabble value of A1I1D2S1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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