|human immunodeficiency virus; the cause of AIDS. Two strains have been identified: HIV-1 and HIV-2|
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.
|HIV (āch'ī-vē') Pronunciation Key
Short for human immunodeficiency virus. Any of various strains of a retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus that cause AIDS by infecting the body's immune system.
An abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS.
human immunodeficiency virus