AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a serious condition that weakens the body's immune system leaving it unable to fight off illness.
AIDS is the last stage in a progression of diseases resulting from a viral infection known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV or AIDS virus). The diseases include a number of unusual and severe infections cancers and debilitating illnesses resulting in severe weight loss or wasting away and diseases affecting the brain and central nervous system.
Don't share toothbrushes razors or other implements that could become contaminated with the blood of anyone who is or might be infected with the AIDS virus.
Exercise caution regarding procedures such as acupuncture tattooing ear piercing etc. in which needles or other nonsterile instruments may be used repeatedly to pierce the skin or mucous membranes.