human immunodeficiency virus


Definition of human immunodeficiency virus

: hiv

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In the case of the human Immunodeficiency virus, that host cell is a T cell. Charles Graeber, WIRED, "How Scientists Built a ‘Living Drug’ to Beat Cancer," 25 July 2019 The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus that targets the body’s immune system. Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt, Scientific American, "Can We Cure HIV?," 25 July 2019 Globally in 2018, some 770,000 people died of AIDS and almost 38 million people were living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes it. NBC News, "U.N. wants more urgency in AIDS fight as gains and funding fade," 17 July 2019 In recent decades, antiretroviral therapy has helped transform the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from a near-certain death sentence into a chronic, manageable disease. Lisa Rapaport, Washington Post, "Living with HIV means increased risk of heart disease," 11 June 2019 Researchers have studied many of these pathogens (human immunodeficiency virus, for example). Mallory Locklear, Discover Magazine, "With Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Scientists Are Getting Smarter About Outbreaks," 8 Nov. 2018 In a video of the session, Gates revealed that at two separate meetings Trump needed help distinguishing HIV, short for human immunodeficiency virus, and HPV. Allyson Chiu,, "Bill Gates draws laughs at Trump's expense. Says president confused HIV with HPV," 18 May 2018 Sometimes, it is referred to as a distant cousin of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1, HIV-1. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "An emotional call to eradicate ancient cousin of HIV," 10 May 2018 Some mothers are unable to breastfeed for medical reasons, such as being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, or not producing enough milk. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "The countries where 1 in 5 children are never breastfed," 9 May 2018

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of human immunodeficiency virus was in 1986

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