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    What does this sentence mean?

    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean? I looked "opportunistic" up in dictionary but I still don't know the relationship between "Pneumocystis pneumonia" and "AIDS" in this sentence? Does it mean if a victim who is suffering from AIDS would probably be suffering from Pneumocystis pneumonia?



    Pneumocystis pneumonia is an opportunistic disease that often strikes victims of aids.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    opportunistic

    2 Medicine (of an infection) occurring when the immune system is depressed.
    (Word Reference dictionary)

    'An opportunistic disease' would have been a better thread title.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Opportunistic diseases strike when someone is weak and less capable of resisting them.

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