Definition of AIDS-related complex in English:

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AIDS-related complex

Pronunciation: /ˌādz rəˌlādid ˈkämpleks/


The symptoms of a person who is infected with HIV but does not necessarily develop the disease.
Example sentences
  • These symptoms are referred to as AIDS-related complex (ARC) and include fever, rashes, weight loss, and wasting.
  • Dr. McKinley said the patients enrolled in the study had the typical symptoms of AIDS-related complex, such as swollen lymph nodes, infections in the mouth and low immune cell counts that made them candidates to progress to full-fledged AIDS.
  • Federal officials said today that the drug has been shown, in small studies, to slow the progression of disease in patients suffering from AIDS-related complex.

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Syllabification: AIDS-re·lat·ed com·plex

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