Pathology. a syndrome caused by the AIDS virus and characterized primarily by chronically swollen lymph nodes and persistent fever: sometimes a precursor of AIDS.
AIDS-related complex n.
The early manifestations of AIDS in individuals who have not developed deficient immune function, characterized by fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, diarrhea, and weight loss.
- Aids-related virus
a variant of the AIDS virus. Abbreviation: ARV. AIDS-related virus n. Abbr. ARV See HIV.
- Aids virus
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 […]
a disease of the immune system characterized by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, as pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and candidiasis, to certain cancers, as Kaposi’s sarcoma, and to neurological disorders: caused by a retrovirus and transmitted chiefly through blood or blood products that enter the body’s bloodstream, especially by sexual contact or contaminated hypodermic needles. to […]
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