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HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Human Meaning only humans can contract this strain of the virus. Immunodeficiency Affecting the immune system and causing it to weaken. Virus A microorganism that replicates inside a host organisms cell. HIV is a virus that we know causes AIDS. It enters the body and infects immune system cells, as well as other cells in the body -- causing more copies of the virus to be produced. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired It happens in people who already have been infected with HIV Immune Affecting the immune system Deficiency Weakening Syndrome A collection of symptoms that indicate a disease. AIDS is a diagnosis given by a doctor. People get an AIDS diagnosis only when they meet a specific set of criterion. For example, their white blood cell (CD4+ cells) count is below 200 or they have been diagnosed with an opportunistic infection or cancer Not everyone with HIV has AIDS. But everyone diagnosed with AIDS has HIV. This distinction is critical an AIDS diagnosis can have huge implications when it comes to accessing benefits such as housing, insurance, legal services and more. This HIV-AIDS Glossary contains terms, acronyms, and definitions that are used in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of these two related diseases. With over 3,000 entries, this is the most complete glossary or dictionary having to do with this subject. It is a perfect reference guide for the Doctor, medical student, and patients and their friends and family. We have built this HIV-AIDS Glossary with an extremely easy to use interface. We have designed it so that you can quickly and easily find what you are looking for without the confusion, limitations, and frustration of numerous applications on iDevices Do you know of any HIV-AIDS terms that we overlooked when we created this application? We would love to include them. Just use the applications direct email and we will include your suggestions in our next update. With the help of our customers, we constantly improve our applications to make the users experience more enjoyable and rewarding. FEATURES: - Over 3,000 terms and definitions . - Very easy to use Glossary based interface. - Powerful search engine that can be used to quickly and effortlessly find what you are looking for. - Our unique interface makes browsing this application a breeze. - Direct email access to us through the application. - Give us feedback directly through the application.