Conditions InDepth: AIDS
AIDS is an illness that weakens the body's immune system. The immune system of a person with AIDS is not able to fight off certain infections and cancers.
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- Reviewer: David L. Horn, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014