aids aids  /ˈeɪdz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

Usage(s):

  • When former South African President Nelson Mandela announced that his only surviving son had died of aids, news of the family tragedy resonated around the world.

News

  1. Court Finds AIDS Program’s Rules Violate Free Speech

    The Supreme Court rules on a requirement that groups that receive federal money to combat AIDS abroad have “a policy explicitly opposing prostitution.”
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. AHF Lauds Supreme Court Vote Overturning Anti-Prostitution Pledge as Condition of AIDS Funding

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation applauded a Supreme Court decision Thursday to overturn a federal law that required health organizations working in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment to condemn sex work and prostitution as a condition of receiving funding from government-funded programs like the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief , the respected lifesaving global AIDS plan initially created by ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. AIDS walk/run set for Sunday

    Valley AIDS Information Network, Inc. is hosting its second annual 5K AIDS Walk/Run.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times

Quotes

  1. "If we want to be the global leader in combating HIV/AIDS, we need to act like it. And that's why on Monday, my administration will publish a final rule that eliminates the travel ban effective just after the New Year," Obama said.
    on Oct 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS," Huckabee wrote in 1992. "It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in...
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

  3. "I am extremely disappointed in KTLK in Minneapolis," Johnson said. "I am outraged that Chris Baker and Langdon Perry would minimize such a serious and deadly issue. Millions are dying from HIV/AIDS and the fact that they would make jokes...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Magic Johnson Source: AFP

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