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1986, initialism from human immunodeficiency virus, name for either of the two viruses that cause AIDS.
Human immunodeficiency virus; a cytopathic retrovirus that is the cause of AIDS. Also called AIDS-related virus, human T-cell leukemia virus type III, human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type III, lymphadenopathy-associated virus.
An abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS.