What is AIDS?

In the final stages of HIV infection, patients develop AIDS syndrome. The abbreviation AIDS stands for “acquired immune deficiency syndrome”. This means “acquired immunodeficiency syndrome”.

At this stage, the immune defense is greatly weakened. The patient then suffers from infections that are otherwise rare, but can be dangerous to him. In addition, the patients develop a so-called Wasting syndrome with fever, diarrhea and severe weight loss.

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