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noun
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. Abbreviation: ADC
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Also called AIDS encephalopathy, HIV encephalopathy, HIV encephalitis .

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AIDS dementia complex

n.
The neurological disease complex that is sometimes experienced by AIDS patients, caused by neuron injury and death and characterized by cognitive impairment.
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