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Many people who spread AIDS are unaware that they have HIV.
  a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through bodily fluids especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
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Strongly Associated with:   HIV
Millions of people are killed by the disease each year (primarily where proper medical care is not affordable) and tens of millions of people live with it. Currently there is no cure or vaccination, but proper medical treatment can keep the disease under control.

The disease was first identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1981.
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  • Many people who spread AIDS are unaware that they have HIV.
  • This was thanks to a growing worldwide campaign for treating aids wherever it occurred.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • It’s because of encouragement from evangelicals ... that George W. Bush sponsored his presidential initiative to fight AIDS—the best single thing he ever did, arguably saving more than 9 million lives.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Americans were dropping like flies from AIDS.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter

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  • Even today, there are a lot of people who believe that some diseases—AIDS, for example—are God’s punishment.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • "AIDS," Edgar said, Gracie studied old Edgar.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Mothers with AIDS can spread the disease to their babies by breast-feeding them.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Whoever… whatever… attacked me used a type of weapon known in the Core as an AIDS II virus.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Two years had passed since his youngest daughter, Corina, had died of autoimmune disease after mistakenly being administered a new AIDS vaccine.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • He is known to have infected at least sixteen of his former girlfriends with the AIDS virus.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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  • Still, every time I passed the HELP table, taking in that day’s cause’Upcoming AIDS walk!
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • The doctors say I won’t die from AIDS—I’ll die from pneumonia or TB or a bacterial infection in the brain; but if you ask me, that’s just semantics.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I was startled for a moment, immediately I thought, AIDS, then I did what I had become good at: played the odds.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I have AIDS.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The doctor must have told her that Deo might have AIDS, and Sharon must be thinking the same — that he had been a philanderer back in Africa, where AIDS was mainly a heterosexual disease, or that he had been selling himself to men here in New York.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • From her cells came all these different creations—medical miracles like polio vaccines, some cure for cancer and other things, even AIDS.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • You have sex one time, you can get AIDS, so you just don’t do it.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Chapter VII WHICH ONCE MORE DEMONSTRATES THE USELESSNESS OF PASSPORTS AS AIDS TO DETECTIVES The detective passed down the quay, and rapidly made his way to the consul’s office, where he was at once admitted to the presence of that official.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • There’s no mention of AIDS.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • I have made important discoveries about the AIDS and Ebola viruses.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She inherited the apartment from her uncle Steven, who loved her and lived alone and died of AIDS.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • I have spent all of my professional life in public service, most of it involved in research, care of patients, and public health policy concerning the HIV-AIDS epidemic.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He could have AIDS.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • I’m surprised the AIDS ain’t bit your dick off yet, he says.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Some sort of AIDS regulation.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • All that poking, prodding, and analysis, in search of AIDS or Hep C, netted that information.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • AIDS wasn’t a factor then.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • We’ll talk later about what heart disease means in a story, or tuberculosis or cancer or AIDS.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Don’t you think it a little ironic that what follows sexual immorality is herpes, chlamydia, AIDS, syphilis, and gonorrhea?
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • AIDS had already fallen like a shadow over the population, although no one yet knew it existed.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • A secret, like cancer, AIDS, equal rights, and lots of other things were not supposed to be discussed, either out of embarrassment, shame, or whatever the reason.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Like the multiple sex partners that helped spread the AIDS epidemic, the huge admixture of animals in most American ground beef plants has played a crucial role in spreading E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • They could have been on a dynamite diet but the first thing that came to mind was they got AIDS.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Slam!
  • Africa, with all its AIDS problems, was being hit particularly hard.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • What do they do about AIDS, these girls?
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • My dad, in particular, was afraid of transfusions because he had read about people getting AIDS or other diseases from tainted blood.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • It’s the way people catch AIDS, right?"
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Meena is healthy for now, but she has never had an AIDS test.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She knew in her heart he had AIDS.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • In Bonang, AIDS kills so many so fast that families like mine get scattered everywhere.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • A third reason for the worsening situation is AIDS.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She vanished after that meeting in the bar, lost in the warrens of Mombasa, and by now she has probably died of AIDS.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Currently director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, his research focuses on HIV/AIDS, asthma, allergies, and other ailments.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • But this doesn’t mean he has AIDS.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The Dutch AIDS researcher Jaap Goudsmit argues that this same kind of dramatic transformation happened with HIV.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • It’s what someone who doesn’t have AIDS would look like if we drew his blood.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He advises the government on the global AIDS crisis and threats related to bioterrorism.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • And because of the fear of AIDS, customers prefer younger girls whom they believe are less likely to be infected.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Kasensero was one of the first places in the world where AIDS appeared.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
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Associated words [difficulty]:   AIDS [1] , HIV [3] , HIV [3] , syphilis [3] , STD [6] , gonorrhea [6] , venereal disease [7] , chlamydia [9] , genital warts [9]
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