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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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People presenting with advanced HIV disease are at high risk of death, even after starting ART, with the risk increasing with decreasing CD4 cell count, especially with CD4 cell count <100 cells/[micro]1.
ISLAMABAD -- About 2.1 million Indian people are infected with the HIV disease, the third highest number in the world.
In what is believed to be the largest and longest review of viral load test results in people with HIV disease ever performed in the United States, researchers found that the number of people sustaining viral suppression - consistently, at 400 or less viral copies per millilitre of blood, year after year - is roughly 10 percent less than previous estimates.
Low birthweight was associated with low maternal body mass index at delivery (OR 2.43, 95% CI 1.20-4.91) due to advanced HIV disease. (2)
Anxiety and depression among HIV-infected individuals can negatively impact on medication adherence; in these situations, management of mental disorders can help facilitate the management of HIV disease over the long term.
Early reports of pregnancy in HIV-infected women seemed to support the hypothesis that pregnancy accelerates HIV disease progression.
* Clinical manifestations of HIV disease in children
Lung-cancer patients were often young, and with their HIV disease well controlled--so doctors were unlikely to suspect lung cancer.
Unfortunately, just like with HIV disease, no magic pill exists to treat this condition.
(1) In 1998, researchers conducting a multisite, longitudinal study of HIV disease progression in adolescents added questions about HAART adherence to the survey instrument.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A look at the epidemiology of anal cancer shows the need for thorough anal exams, particularly in patients of either sex with HIV disease, Joel M.
Statistics on prevalence, incidence, and estimated numbers of persons infected with HIV and those with HIV disease have gender implications and point to the increased feminization of the pandemic over the past decade.