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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Endoscopic-pathologic correlates of Candida esophagitis in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Dig Dis Sci, 1996, 41, 1337-1345.
Biopsy diagnosis in human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1990;114(3):284-94.
* Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): The virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
and India human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) partnership, an effort to encourage the private sector to undertake greater efforts in the prevention, care, and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus responsible for the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a devastating epidemic that affects millions worldwide.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and tuberculosis notwithstanding, vaccines, antibiotics, and improved hygiene have controlled the classic infectious diseases.
Although it was known by other names for several years, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first described in the early 1980s.
The ICN describes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) as a global public health threat that continues to increase the burden of disease.
A 36-year-old man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome underwent endoscopic evaluation of a 6-week history of severe abdominal pain and diarrhea.
HHS works with partners from around the world to combat global health problems such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), malaria, tuberculosis, and tobacco use.
(18.) "Current trends revision of the case definition of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome for National Reporting-United States," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1985: 34: 373-5.

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