acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

(uh-KWY-erd IH-myoo-noh-dih-FIH-shun-see SIN-drome)

A disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). People with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are at an increased risk for developing certain cancers and for infections that usually occur only in individuals with a weak immune system. Also called AIDS.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida"

Enfermedad causada por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH). Las personas con SIDA tienen un riesgo mayor de padecer de ciertos cánceres e infecciones que, por lo general, se presentan solo en individuos con un sistema inmunitario débil. También se llama SIDA.

AIDS-Related CancersCánceres relacionados con el sida