Definition of HIV noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌeɪtʃ aɪ ˈviː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪtʃ aɪ ˈviː//
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the abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus (the virus that can cause AIDS ) to be infected with HIV to be HIV-positive/HIV-negative (= to have had a medical test which shows that you are/are not infected with HIV)Extra examples Blood is screened for HIV. If you are unsure of your HIV status, consider having a test. people suffering from HIV and AIDS
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: HIV