human immunodeficiency virus

noun

Definition of human immunodeficiency virus 

: hiv

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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, courant.com, "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 There have been no reports of infections related to the breach and the risk of getting human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis is very low, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said. Sheena Jones, CNN, "Past surgical patients at a Denver hospital may be at risk of HIV, hepatitis, state warns," 4 Apr. 2018 Before 1981, according to city health records, fewer than 60 New Yorkers had been diagnosed with AIDS, the final stage of the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "How Music Powers The Message of NYC Charity God's Love We Deliver," 8 Mar. 2018 The 6-year-old drug is more than 95 percent effective in preventing the contraction of human immunodeficiency virus, which can cause AIDS. Terry Spencer, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Publix agrees to cover AIDS-prevention drug for employees," 6 Feb. 2018 The pilot program offers free, clean, unused needles and syringes to intravenous drug users as a way to prevent the transmission of hepatitis B and C as well as human immunodeficiency virus. Christine Sexton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Legislature may expand Miami needle exchange," 25 Jan. 2018

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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human immunodeficiency virus

noun

Medical Definition of human immunodeficiency virus 

: hiv

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