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HIVnoun [U]

uk   /ˌeɪtʃ.aɪˈviː/  us   /ˌeɪtʃ.aɪˈviː/
abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus: the virus that causes AIDS (= a serious disease that destroys the body's ability to fight infection)

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HIVnoun [U]

 /ˈeɪtʃˌɑɪˈvi/
abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus (= the virus that causes AIDS)
HIV-positive
Someone who is HIV-positive is infected with HIV but might not have AIDS, or might not develop it for a long time.
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