Definition of pre-AIDS in English:


Pronunciation /prēˈādz/ /priˈeɪdz/


  • 1Following infection with HIV but before the full development of AIDS.

    ‘pre-AIDS patients’
    1. 1.1Before the recognition of AIDS as a disease.
      ‘we are dealing with an era that was pre-AIDS’
      • ‘I wonder if the power of pre-AIDS bacchanalia owes as much to its pre-commercial aspect as to its shame-free sexual licence - in the same way that the pre-corporate internet was deemed superior.’
      • ‘‘It was a pre-AIDS epic, set primarily in San Francisco,’ he says.’
      • ‘I wanted to talk about how frightening sexuality was - even pre-AIDS - for an adolescent on the cusp of sexuality.’
      • ‘Since I came out pre-AIDS, I have to look back to see who passed me the torch.’
      • ‘In pre-AIDS populations, mortality was largely bimodal: many deaths occurred among infants and young children, and most of the remainder among the elderly.’



/prēˈādz/ /priˈeɪdz/