human immunodeficiency virus.
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a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is a cause of AIDS and AIDS-related complex: variants were identified in several laboratories and independently named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 (HTLV-3) and AIDS-related virus (ARV) the name human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being subsequently proposed by an international taxonomy committee.
human immunodeficiency virus; the cause of AIDS. Two strains have been identified: HIV-1 and HIV-2
1986, initialism from human immunodeficiency virus, name for either of the two viruses that cause AIDS.
Human immunodeficiency virus; a cytopathic retrovirus that is the cause of AIDS. Also called AIDS-related virus, human T-cell leukemia virus type III, human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type III, lymphadenopathy-associated virus.
Short for human immunodeficiency virus. Any of various strains of a retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus that cause AIDS by infecting the body’s immune system.
An abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS.
human immunodeficiency virus
human immunodeficiency virus-1
human immunodeficiency virus-2
[hee-vuh oh-uh] /ˈhi və ˈoʊ ə/ noun 1. a volcanic island in the South Pacific, in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. 77 sq. mi. (200 sq. km).
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