Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome): are there ways to prevent this for babies?

Yes. Treatment of the infected mother during pregnancy can prevent transmission to the baby, although not 100%. That's why all pregnant women should be tested at the beginning of their pregnancy and again in the last trimester.

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Almost everyone. Almost everyone with HIV infection will eventually develop aids if they're not treated. The few exceptions are a small number of "long-term non-progressors" who are able to maintain normal t-cell counts and low viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. However, there's no longer any reason that someone with HIV infection should ever have to develop aids. Early treatment prevent aids and death. Read more...

What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

Advanced HIV . The advanced stage of HIV infection, when people have severely compromised immune systems and are at risk for opportunistic infections and malignancies. Read more...

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids) is a std, right?

Yes. Which does not mean that is the only way it is transmitted. Transmission requires an exchange of body fluids, so needle stick injuries and other types of blood exposures are a risk, and fetuses and newborns are at risk from their infected moms. Read more...