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Definition for aids (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Also called natural aids. the means by which a rider communicates with and controls a horse, as the hands, legs, voice, and shifts in weight.
- Also called artificial aids. the devices by means of which a rider increases control of a horse, as spurs, whip, and martingale.
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noun U.S. Government.
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In 2007 he said he had discovered a cure for AIDS using natural herbs.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
AIDS insanity: When running for the US Senate in 1992, Huckabee called for a quarantine of people who had AIDS.
The following year, he developed pneumocystis pneumonia—a serious infection associated with HIV and AIDS.
In the 1980s, your community allowed hundreds of thousands of us to die because you believed AIDS was divine punishment.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was instituted in 1983, at the height of the AIDS crisis.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You will find weapons, cords, nets, shields and various first aids to the young dragon-catcher in the vaults below this tower.The Magic City|Edith Nesbit
Such prayers avail much, and such entire devotion often seems to work miracles when other aids are in vain.Rose in Bloom|Louisa May Alcott
It might dictate to us the peace we should accept, or withdraw its aids.
More 's the pity, for it renders all that it aids of tenfold more worth.Barrington|Charles James Lever
It aids the higher courts by relieving them of a multitude of small cases.Elements of Civil Government|Alexander L. Peterman
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Derived forms of aidaider, noun
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Acronym for acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a fatal disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Believed to have originated in Africa, AIDS has become an epidemic, infecting tens of millions of people worldwide. The virus, which is transmitted from one individual to another through the exchange of body fluids (such as blood or semen), attacks white blood cells, thereby causing the body to lose its capacity to ward off infection. As a result, many AIDS patients die of opportunistic infections that strike their debilitated bodies. AIDS first appeared in the United States in 1981, primarily among homosexuals and intravenous drug users who shared needles, but throughout the world, it is also transmitted by heterosexual contact. Today, scientists are hopeful that AIDS can be managed by new drugs, such as protease inhibitors, and need not be fatal. (See AZT.)