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AIDS, Engl. law. Formerly they were certain sums of money granted by the tenant to his lord in times of difficulty and distress, but, as usual in such cases, what was received as a gratuity by the rich and powerful from the weak and poor, was soon claimed as a matter of right; and aids became a species of tax to be paid by the tenant to his lord, in these cases: 1. To ransom the lord's person, when taken prisoner; 2. To make the lord's eldest son a knight; 3. To marry the lord's eldest daughter, by giving her a suitable portion. The first of these remained uncertain; the other two were fixed by act of parliament at twenty shillings each being the supposed twentieth part of a knight's fee, 2 Bl. Com. 64.

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Feline immunodeficiency virus, also known as feline Aids or FIV, is an infectious disease caused by a retrovirus which is in the same family as the feline leukaemia virus.
"We want to stress that our findings do not mean that the feline AIDS virus infects humans, but rather that the cat virus resembles the human virus sufficiently so that this cross-reaction can be observed," said Jay Levy, professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco.
A Neutering offers health benefits to cats, such as preventing cancer of the womb in females and reducing the risk of catching feline AIDS (FIV) in males.
The $175 covers first and second distemper shots and deworming, a physical, rabies shot, a combo test to ensure the cat does not have feline AIDS or leukemia, and neutering/spaying.
While at the vets one day with her cat Molly, Retz was informed that Molly had Feline Aids. This was not contagious to humans but could be to other cats.
Neutering also prevents male cats from wandering and smelling and reduces the chances of both male and female cats catching feline leukaemia and feline Aids.

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