AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: A - Acquired. This condition is acquired, meaning that a person becomes infected with it. I - Immuno. HIV affects a person's immune system, the part of the body that fights off germs such as bacteria or viruses. D - Deficiency.What does AIDS stand for in health?
HIV stands for: HIV is the virus that can cause AIDS. HIV infects humans and causes damage by taking over cells in the immune system—the part of the body which usually works to fight off germs, bacteria and disease. AIDS is a group of symptoms that can eventually result from an HIV infection.