human immunodeficiency virus

noun

Definition of human immunodeficiency virus

: hiv

Examples of human immunodeficiency virus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part of the vaccine was made from the human immunodeficiency virus, and some trial participants got false positives in HIV tests. David Meyer, Fortune, "GSK and Sanofi shares fall as the pharma giants delay COVID-19 vaccine until late 2021," 11 Dec. 2020 The human immunodeficiency virus attacks the body's immune system and can lead to AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, "Deaths, virus reports still climbing in Arkansas," 11 Dec. 2020 At that time, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS had infected some 25 million people worldwide. Jr Minkel, Scientific American, "Where is the AIDS Vaccine?," 1 Aug. 2012 Over decades, researchers have tried chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine against a bunch of viruses, including the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS. Adam Rogers, Wired, "The Strange and Twisted Tale of Hydroxychloroquine," 11 Nov. 2020 These precautions—masks and gloves during procedures, advanced air filtration, and sanitation—are credited with preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus, a blood-borne pathogen, through dental procedures. Fortune, "Inside American dentistry’s identity crisis," 27 Oct. 2020 But several lessons from the long battle with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, suggest what may lie ahead. William A. Haseltine, Scientific American, "Lessons from AIDS for the COVID-19 Pandemic," 1 Oct. 2020 Those conditions include arthritis; asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; Type 2 diabetes; human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome; and obesity. Christine Sexton, orlandosentinel.com, "Pharmacists, doctors clash over how to handle new responsibilities," 20 Aug. 2020 Those conditions include arthritis; asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; Type 2 diabetes; human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome; and obesity. Christine Sexton, sun-sentinel.com, "Plan to let pharmacists treat more medical conditions — heart disease and mental health — hits snag," 20 Aug. 2020

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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 18 Apr. 2021.

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human immunodeficiency virus

noun

Medical Definition of human immunodeficiency virus

: hiv

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