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HIV

 (āch′ī-vē′)
n.
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.

[h(uman) i(mmunodeficiency) v(irus).]
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HIV

abbreviation for
(Pathology) human immunodeficiency virus; the cause of AIDS. Two strains have been identified: HIV-1 and HIV-2
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HIV


n.
a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is the cause of AIDS.
[1985–90; h(uman) i(mmunodeficiency) v(irus)]
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HIV

(āch′ī-vē′)
Short for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus that causes AIDS by infecting the body's immune system.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.HIV - infection by the human immunodeficiency virusHIV - infection by the human immunodeficiency virus
viral infection, virus infection - infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans
2.HIV - the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
retrovirus - any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA); the virus transcribes its RNA into a cDNA provirus that is then incorporated into the host cell
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Translations
فيروس فقدان المناعه: الأيدْز
HIV
hiv
HIVHI-virus
HIV-vírus
ŽIV
UKIMWIvirus vinavyosababishaVVU

HIV

A. N ABBR =human immunodeficiency virusVIH m
HIV positive/negativeVIH positivo/negativo
B. CPD HIV virus Nvirus m VIH
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HIV

[ˌeɪtʃaɪˈviː] (=human immunodeficiency virus)
nVIH m, HIV m
modif [infection] → par le VIH; [test, testing] → pour le VIH
the HIV virus → le virus VIH HIV-negative, HIV-positive
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HIV

abbr of human immunodeficiency virusHIV nt; HIV positive/negativeHIV-positiv/-negativ
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HIV

[ˌeɪtʃaɪˈviː] n abbr =human immunodeficiency virusHIV m inv
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HIV

(ˌeitʃ ai ˈviː) abbreviation
human immunodeficiency virus; a virus that causes AIDS.
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HIV

abbr human immunodeficiency virus. V. virus.
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HIV positivity was confirmed using the HIV Western Blot kit (J.
Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) has increasingly been recognized as an HIV prevention tool.
* Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings
Married girls are more likely than unmarried girls to become infected with STDs, in particular HIV and human papilloma virus (HPV).
"I wanted to show that HIV was coming home in the form of a young mother," she said, adding that until then, people thought of AIDS as "a gay white man's disease." (In Canada, one aboriginal person per day is becoming infected with HIV.
To some extent, this is because visceral abdominal obesity is markedly on the rise worldwide in virtually all populations, hence it is difficult to impute increases in abdominal fat to specific effects of HIV infection or its treatment.
Survey respondents were 23-29-year-old men who were recruited at venues frequented by men who have sex with men; those who agreed to participate completed standard interviews, had blood drawn for HIV testing, received HIV counseling and, if appropriate, were given a referral for care.
The HIV protease inhibitor project is targeted at inhibition of the HIV protease enzyme and is in the pre-clinical research phase.
She's learned a lot about her disease since her diagnosis on March 14, 2006, but the biggest lesson she learned has nothing to do with the immune system: "I learned that HIV is not a disease of homosexual men and IV drug users," she says.
It's also unclear exactly what sex acts he and his boyfriend, John Withrow, engaged in together, or if they used protection when doing anything in which HIV could have been transmitted.