AIDS or Aids, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
- It is possible to have a generation without HIV/AIDS - we are the ones to make it possible.
- Graça Machel, wife of former South African leader Nelson Mandela
- And the danger is - and it's happening - is we're seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people, young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV, which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain, it's frightening.
- Elton John
- It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.
- Elizabeth Taylor
- AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.
- Susan Sontag