• Definition for "human immunodeficiency virus"
  • Hypernym for "human immunodeficiency virus"

human immunodeficiency virus definition

  • noun:
    • HIV.
    • Either of two associated viruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) that increasingly destroy the body's immune system and can cause AIDS.
    • the virus that creates acquired protected deficiency problem (HELPS); it replicates in and kills the assistant T cells
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