human immunodeficiency virus

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human immunodeficiency virus:

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.
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human immunodeficiency virus

[′hyü·mən ¦im·yə·nō·di′fish·ən·sē ‚vī·rəs]
The retrovirus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Abbreviated HIV.
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Structured treatment interruption in patients with multidrug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus. New England Journal of Medicine.
A test for human immunodeficiency virus was negative.
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A prisoner brought a Bivens action against a federal probation officer alleging that his rights had been violated when the officer told his sister and employer that he had tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Serological diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection by Western blot testing.

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