immunodeficiency

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immunodeficiency

a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system

immunodeficiency

[¦im·yə‚nō·də′fish·ən·sē]
(immunology)
Any defect of antibody function or cell-mediated immunity.
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The impact of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome on patterns of premature death in New York.
Update: Heterosexual transmission of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus infection--United States.
Over the last several years, laboratorians have seen enough reports in newspapers, magazines, and professional journals to be well aware of the risk of transmission of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in various settings.
Awareness and prevention efforts in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries about Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the lentivirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (Aids), have been often hampered by the social stigma associated with this.
The antagonists charge that vitamin C as therapy is quackery, advocated by misguided enthusiasts who have a narrow conception of science, or harbor their own personal interests in opposing orthodox treatment for ailments such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Cohen's team at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal, could potentially lead to the development of new strategies to combat the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), the causal agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Categories: Health, Access to health care, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Competition, Eligibility criteria, Eligible Metropolitan Areas, Federal aid to localities, Federal funds, Formula grants, Funds management, Grant administration, Grant award procedures, Grants to local governments, Health care programs, Health care services, Health services administration, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Locally administered programs, Medicare Part A, Minority AIDS Initiative, Proposed legislation, Public health legislation, Transitional Grant Areas
The researchers say that their findings indicate that periodontal disease could act as a risk-factor for HIV-1 reactivation in latently infected individuals, and might contribute to the systemic dissemination of the virus causing clinical progression of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
It can take as long as two to 10 years for a person infected with HIV to develop acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is the most advanced stage of HIV; however, treatment with antiretroviral drugs can slow the process even further.
This recommendation applies to:elderly people,those with chronic diseases (heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease, nervous system disorders and diabetes),individuals with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency,pregnant women and children
SAN FRANCISCO, Dhu-AlQa'dah 13, 1436, August 28, 2015, SPA -- Researchers have found that the progression from human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is caused by immune cells in the body, not the virus itself, according to UPI.
These include taking necessary vaccinations against a number of ailments like meningitis and seasonal flu - the latter applying, in particular, to those with heart disease, kidney failure, respiratory or nerve ailments, diabetes, congenital and acquired immunodeficiency disorders and metabolic diseases, along with pregnant women and obese children and those under five.

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