World Crisis Database

  • Type: Disease
  • Location: Los Angeles, United States
Economic Impact
  • 514000000000 USD
Human Impact
  • Deaths: 30000000
  • Injured: 0
  • Missing: 0
  • Displaced: 0
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Summary

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The illness interferes with the immune system, making people with AIDS much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not affect people with working immune systems. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease continues.

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