human immunodeficiency virus

noun

Definition of human immunodeficiency virus

: hiv

Examples of human immunodeficiency virus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers later determined it was caused by HIV — human immunodeficiency virus — which weakens a person’s immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection. Mike Stobbe, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Mar. 2022 The global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) offered important — yet largely unheeded — lessons for anticipating and addressing the behavioral and social dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic. Judith D. Auerbach And Andrew D. Forsyth, STAT, 10 Mar. 2022 In 1986, the virus that causes AIDS, known by Americans as H.T.L.V.-III and the French as L.A.V., was officially given one name, H.I.V., for human immunodeficiency virus. New York Times, 10 Feb. 2022 Separately, researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute have been working to develop a universal vaccine against HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 27 Jan. 2022 Nearly 38 million people worldwide -- including about 1.3 million in the U.S -- are living with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, which can lead to the potentially fatal disease AIDS. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 27 Jan. 2022 If untreated, the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV can progress to AIDS. Jen Christensen, CNN, 8 Dec. 2021 Forty years ago, as the world struggled with the untamed global epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the commentary went in the exact opposite direction. Kent Sepkowitz, CNN, 2 Nov. 2021 The article alleges that the vaccine may have been contaminated with a monkey virus and is the cause of the human immunodeficiency virus, later known as HIV/AIDS. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 6 June 2021 See More

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Human immunodeficiency virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/human%20immunodeficiency%20virus. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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human immunodeficiency virus

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