Understanding And Preventing AIDS: A Book for Everyone by Chris Jennings
English | Sep. 1992 | ISBN: 0936571012 | 67 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
AIDS stands for "acquired immune deficiency syndrome." A "syndrome" is a group of clinical symptoms that make up a disease or an abnormal condition. ("Clinical" means seen in the doctor's office, not discovered by laboratory tests.) In a syndrome, not all symptoms have to appear in anyone patient. Syndromes may be caused by many different things, but in AIDS the syndrome is caused by a deficiency (defect) in the body's immune system. The immune system defends the body against disease.