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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).]

HIV

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

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)]

HIV

(āch′ī-vē′)
Short for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus that causes AIDS by infecting the body's immune system.
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
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

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

HIV

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

HIV

[ˌeɪtʃaɪˈviː] n abbr =human immunodeficiency virusHIV m inv

HIV

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

HIV

abbr human immunodeficiency virus. V. virus.
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