human immunodeficiency virus

[n] - the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
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Human immunodeficiency virus

(HIV) The virus that causes AIDS. People with AIDS are slightly more likely to get lymphoma (and some other cancers) than the general population.
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Human immunodeficiency virus

a retrovirus that attacks helper T cells of the immune system and causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); transmitted through sexual intercourse or contact with infected blood
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human immunodeficiency virus

<virology> A type of retrovirus (human immunodeficiency virus) that is responsible for the fatal illness acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Two strains have been identified. ... Type 1: the retrovirus recognised as the agent that induces AIDS. ... Type 2: a virus closely related to HIV-1 that also leads to immune suppression. HIV-2 is not as...
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human immunodeficiency virus

HIV noun the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
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human immunodeficiency virus

(HIV) either of two species of lentiviruses that cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV-1 is found around the world and HIV-2 is found primarily in West Africa. Progression of HIV-2 infection to AIDS is generally slower and less extreme than that of HIV-1. The virus is believed to induce permanent in...
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human immunodeficiency virus

The cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Also called HIV.
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