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HIV (n.)

1986, initialism (acronym) from human immunodeficiency virus, name for either of the two viruses that cause AIDS.

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Definitions of HIV

hiv (n.)
infection by the human immunodeficiency virus;
hiv (n.)
the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells;
Synonyms: human immunodeficiency virus
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