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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; AIDS; AIDS & HIV; AIDS - Neurological Complications; AIDS/HIV; HIV; HIV and AIDS; HI... 

 

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system. AIDS begins when a person with HIV infection has a CD4 cell count below 200. (CD4 is also called "T-cell", a type of immune cell.) AIDS is also defined by numerous opportunistic infections and cancers that occur in the presence of HIV infection. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS. The virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulner...

An antibiotic is a drug that kills or slows the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are one class of "antimicrobials", a larger group which also includes anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic drugs. They are relatively harmless to the host, and therefore can be used to treat infection. The term originally described only those formulations derived from living organisms, but is now applied also to synthetic antimicrobials, such as the sulfonamides.


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome as related to Antibiotics