HIV

(= human immunodeficiency virus) Previously known as HTLV-III, human lymphotrophic virus type III, and also referred to as LAV, lymphadenopathy-associated virus; the retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans, by killing CD4+ -lymphocytes (T-helper cells). There are multiple forms of the virus.

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus, the causative agent of AIDS.

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body's immune system, making it hard to fight off infections. There is no vaccine or cure for HIV. The government published its strategy for tackling the rising incidence of HIV in England in July 2001.
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HIV

Human Immune Deficiency Virus
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HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
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HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
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HIV

see Human immunodeficiency virus
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Hiv

Human immunodeficiency virus, the retrovirus that is at least partially responsible for AIDS.
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HIV

HIV: Acronym for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the cause of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV has also been called the human lymphotropic virus type III, the lymphadenopathy-associated virus and the lymphadenopathy virus. No matter what name is applied, it is a retrovirus. (A retrovirus has an RNA genome and a reverse transcriptase...
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HIV

Synonym for 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...
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HIV

human immunodeficiency virus. HIV-positive having a positive reaction on a test for the human immunodeficiency virus; used to indicate that an individual has been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus but does not yet have AIDS. Persons who are HIV-positive require sensitive cou...
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HIV

A retrovirus that attacks helper T cells of the immune system and causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The disease is transmitted through sexual intercourse, contact with infected blood and bodily fluid, childbirth if the mother is infected and contaminated drug needles. Synonym(s): Human Immunodeficiency Virus Narrower term(s): AIDS.....
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HIV

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. HIV-2, seen more often in western Africa...
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Hiv

The HIV virus is an Italian variation of the Murphy Virus. The virus Spreads through coping itself to .EXE and .COM files, increasing infected files length by 1614 bytes. The virus hooks itself to Interrupt 21h and total system memory is reduced by 1632 bytes. Once the virus is resident in memory it will attach itself to every suitable file that is...
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HIV

Type: Abbreviation Definitions: 1. Abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus.
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HIV

Infectious agent identified as the cause of AIDS. It was first discovered in 1983 by Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, who called it lymphocyte-associated virus (LAV). Independently, US scientist Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, claimed its discovery in 1984 and named it human T-lymphocyto...
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HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus
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HIV

The Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that causes Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
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HIV

Human Immodeficiency Virus
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HIV

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

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HI...
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HIV

Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
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HIV

The sexually transmitted virus that causes AIDS. If untreated, an HIV-positive mother can transmit the virus to her fetus
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HIV

see human immunodeficiency virus.
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Hiv

[village] Hiv (هيو, also Romanized as Hīv) is a village in Hiv Rural District, in the Central District of Savojbolagh County, Alborz Province, Iran. The 2006 Iranian census listed its population as 8,061, divided among 2,247 families. ...
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