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English definition of “HIV-positive”

HIV-positive

adjective uk   /ˌeɪtʃ.aɪ.viːˈpɒz.ə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈpɑː.zə.t̬ɪv/
If a person is HIV-positive, they are infected with HIV although they might not have AIDS (= a serious disease that destroys the body's ability to fight infection) or develop it for a long time.Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
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