a brain disorder in people with AIDS that causes severe irreparable memory loss and disorientation, affecting the ability to function in social or work settings.
- Aids-related complex
Pathology. a syndrome caused by the AIDS virus and characterized primarily by chronically swollen lymph nodes and persistent fever: sometimes a precursor of AIDS. Abbreviation: ARC. noun See ARC AIDS-related complex n. Abbr. ARC The early manifestations of AIDS in individuals who have not developed deficient immune function, characterized by fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, diarrhea, and […]
- Aids-related virus
a variant of the AIDS virus. Abbreviation: ARV. AIDS-related virus n. Abbr. ARV See HIV.
- Aids virus
a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is a cause of AIDS and AIDS-related complex: variants were identified in several laboratories and independently named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 (HTLV-3) and AIDS-related virus (ARV) the name human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being subsequently proposed […]
a disease of the immune system characterized by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, as pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and candidiasis, to certain cancers, as Kaposi’s sarcoma, and to neurological disorders: caused by a retrovirus and transmitted chiefly through blood or blood products that enter the body’s bloodstream, especially by sexual contact or contaminated hypodermic needles. to […]