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why is AIDS considered as a syndrome and not a disease?

Asked by Karan Jaiswal(student) , on 1/1/14


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AIDS is caused by virus called as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) which kills the immune cells of our body (Helper T Cells). These helper T cells are responsible for production of antibodies from B cells (Antibody producing cells) to fight different infections and pathogens. So when person is infected with HIV, his immunity to fight against different pathogens is much lowered as a result different types of viral and bacterial pathogens can invade his body and different types of diseases and infections, affecting different body parts and organs can be developed. So AIDS is not a single disease but a group of disease. That’s why it is called as syndrome.

Posted by Qambar Hasan Rizvi(MeritNation Expert)on 2/1/14

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AIDS is a syndrome because it does not shoes any symptom it directly takes actions .we do not feel that we are having aids.but before occurance of disease there are some symptoms.

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Posted by Pritush Sharma(student)on 22/3/12

When AIDS takes place, it cannot harm the body much by itself alone. All it does is to immensely weaken the body 's immune system. This leads to other diseases being more deadly. So, as you see, it itself is just a syndrome, not a disease.

Posted by Nabhanyu Sharma(student)on 22/3/12

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Posted by Sakshi Choudhar...(student)on 22/3/12

AIDS causing virus—HIV that comes into the body via, the sexual organs or blood transfusion will through spread all over the body lymph nodes . The virus damages the immune system of the body and due to this the body can no longer fight off many minor infections. Instead, every small disease like cold can become severe pneumonia or minor gut infection can become severe diarrhoea with blood loss. The effect of disease becomes very severe and complex at times killing the person suffering from AIDS. Hence, there is no specific disease symptoms for AIDS but it results in a complex diseases and symptoms. Therefore, it is known as a syndrome. 

so, aids considered as syndrome and nt a diease

thnxxx...

Posted by Ayushi Dubey(student)on 29/11/12

 aids is a mixture of all the diseases  its basically for lack of immunity

Posted by Shreya Kundu(student)on 2/12/12

 i don 't know?  likha to hai.

Posted by Parth(student)on 30/12/12

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Posted by Parth(student)on 30/12/12

 The  syndrome  label that is applied to the later stages of HIV infection came about in the early years of the HIV epidemic when scientists were still trying to identify the cause. The name has persisted, despite the fact that we now know the cause of AIDS. 

The word syndrome is used when there is a group of symptoms that occur together but there is no established cause. In the case of HIV, we know the cause. 

Additionally, the syndrome label applies when symptoms do not produce changes in anatomy and treatment involves only dealing with symptoms, rather than the underlying cause. With HIV, this is still true. We deal with HIV symptomatically--if a person develops an infection, we treat the infection. However, we do not have a treatment for the cause--the HIV virus.

Posted by Jayakrishnan Pa...(student)on 6/3/13

 The  syndrome  label that is applied to the later stages of HIV infection came about in the early years of the HIV epidemic when scientists were still trying to identify the cause. The name has persisted, despite the fact that we now know the cause of AIDS. 

The word syndrome is used when there is a group of symptoms that occur together but there is no established cause. In the case of HIV, we know the cause. 

Additionally, the syndrome label applies when symptoms do not produce changes in anatomy and treatment involves only dealing with symptoms, rather than the underlying cause. With HIV, this is still true. We deal with HIV symptomatically--if a person develops an infection, we treat the infection. However, we do not have a treatment for the cause--the HIV virus.

Posted by Rajni Chauhan(student)on 8/3/13

sakshi choudhary... answer is not all the best !!! hehe

Posted by G.sneha(student)on 20/12/13

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