Hiv

Hiv –>
<a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/human-Immunodeficiency“>virus
(Science: virology) a type of retrovirus (<a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/human-Immunodeficiency“>virus) that is responsible for the fatal illness <a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/acquired-Immunodeficiency“>syndrome. Two strains have been identified.
type 1: the retrovirus recognised as the agent that induces aids.
type 2: a virus closely related to hiv-1 that also leads to immune suppression. Hiv-2 is not as virulent as hiv-1 and is epidemic only in west Africa.
Acronym: hiv
infection by the human immunideficiency virus.The virus that causes <a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/acquired-Immune”>deficiency Syndrome (aids); it replicates in and kills the helper t cells.See <a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/human-Immunodeficiency“>virus.


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