Hiv meaning

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A retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus that causes AIDS by infecting helper T cells of the immune system. The most common serotype, HIV-1, is distributed worldwide, while HIV-2 is primarily confined to West Africa.
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Either of two retroviruses that infect human T cells and cause AIDS.
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A retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus that causes AIDS by infecting helper T cells of the immune system. The most common serotype, HIV-1, is distributed worldwide, while HIV-2 is primarily confined to West Africa.
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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.
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(virology) Initialism of human immunodeficiency virus.
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HIV negative.
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Origin of hiv

  • h(uman) i(mmunodeficiency) v(irus)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition