Karan Jaiswal , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 1/1/14

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

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Qambar Hasan Rizvi , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 2/1/14
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.

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Nabhanyu Sharma , added an answer, on 22/3/12
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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.

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Rajni Chauhan , added an answer, on 8/3/13
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 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.

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Vedatroyee Ghosh , added an answer, on 17/3/13
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Jayakrishnan Parameswaran , added an answer, on 6/3/13
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 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.

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Parth , added an answer, on 30/12/12
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kyoki iske sath kie bimaria bhe aa jati hai badi badi ban kar...!!!!!!!!!. if u like my answer so plz       <LIKE IT>

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G.sneha , added an answer, on 20/12/13
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sakshi choudhary... answer is not all the best !!! hehe

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Shreya Kundu , added an answer, on 2/12/12
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 aids is a mixture of all the diseases  its basically for lack of immunity

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Parth , added an answer, on 30/12/12
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 i don't know?  likha to hai.

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Sakshi Choudhary , added an answer, on 22/3/12
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hey pritush best of luck for the science exam and do all the best.

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