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Meaning of HIV

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
 

HIV is a 3 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: human immunodeficiency virus
 
 See Also: retrovirus

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Human immunodeficiency virus, the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. An epidemic disease caused by an infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), a retrovirus that causes immune system failure and debilitation and is often accompanied by cancers such as Kaposi's sarcoma as well as secondary infections such as tuberculosis. AIDS is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.
 

 

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