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English definition of “HIV”


noun [U] uk   /ˌeɪtʃ.aɪˈviː/ us  
abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus: the virus that causes AIDS (= a serious disease that destroys the body's ability to fight infection)Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
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