Origin of AIDS
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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Examples from the Web for aids
Contemporary Examples of aids
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
January 6, 2015
AIDS insanity: When running for the US Senate in 1992, Huckabee called for a quarantine of people who had AIDS.The Devil in Mike Huckabee
January 6, 2015
The following year, he developed pneumocystis pneumonia—a serious infection associated with HIV and AIDS.The LGBT Center That Changed Our Lives
December 22, 2014
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
December 14, 2014
It was instituted in 1983, at the height of the AIDS crisis.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors
November 22, 2014
Historical Examples of aids
Profiting by these aids, an improved type of cable was designed.Heroes of the Telegraph
Has England considered Napper Tandy and his aids as belligerents?Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
His two aids, the Saint and the Fiend, had a bad time of it.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
I consented that their commander with two aids might be admitted to our quarters.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
Mathew Joseph Holt
It aids recollection, and soothes and excites and animates the soul of man.
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1982, acronym formed from acquired immune deficiency syndrome. AIDS cocktail attested by 1997, the thing itself said to have been in use from 1995.
early 15c., "wartime tax," also "help, support, assistance," from Old French aide, earlier aiudha "aid, help, assistance" (9c.), from Late Latin adjuta, from fem. past participle of Latin adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "to give help to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help" (see adjutant). Meaning "thing by which assistance is given" is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "material help given by one country to another" is from 1940.
c.1400, "to assist, help," from Old French aidier "help, assistance," from Latin adiutare, frequentative of adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "give help to" (see adjutant). Related: Aided; aiding.
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.)