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caused by love; AIDS
 
ailment; illness; disease; fall ill; sick; defect
trad. (愛滋病) 愛滋
simp. (爱滋病) 爱滋
Literally: “love-borne disease”.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic matching of English AIDS + (bìng, “disease”).

This is the original translation of “AIDS”. In Mainland China, AIDS has been renamed to “艾滋病” and the use of this term is discouraged, due to its allegedly incorrect and potentially discriminatory connotation of “HIV/AIDS being transmitted by sexual contact (only)”.

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愛滋病

  1. (chiefly Taiwan, Hong Kong) AIDS

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