Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (En español)
A disease of the immune system due to infection with HIV. HIV destroys the CD4 T lymphocytes (CD4 cells) of the immune system, leaving the body vulnerable to life-threatening infections and cancers. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the most advanced stage of HIV infection.
See Related Term(s): AIDS Case Definition, HIV Progression, Human Immunodeficiency Virus