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Descriptor English: HIV
Descriptor Spanish: VIH
Descriptor Portuguese: HIV
Descriptor French: VIH (Virus de l'Immunodéficience Humaine)
Entry term(s): AIDS Virus
AIDS Viruses
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Virus
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Virus
HTLV-III
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Human Immunodeficiency Viruses
Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type III
Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type III
Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Immunodeficiency Virus, Human
Immunodeficiency Viruses, Human
LAV-HTLV-III
Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus
Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus
Lymphadenopathy-Associated Viruses
Virus, AIDS
Virus, Human Immunodeficiency
Virus, Lymphadenopathy-Associated
Viruses, AIDS
Viruses, Human Immunodeficiency
Viruses, Lymphadenopathy-Associated
Tree number(s): B04.820.650.589.650.350
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006678
Scope note: Human immunodeficiency virus. A non-taxonomic and historical term referring to any of two species, specifically HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Prior to 1986, this was called human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). From 1986-1990, it was an official species called HIV. Since 1991, HIV was no longer considered an official species name; the two species were designated HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Annotation: infection = HIV INFECTIONS but note specifics; do not confuse the old name HTLV-III with the Deltaretrovirus HTLV-3
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Previous Indexing: Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus (1984-1986)
Public MeSH Note: 1988; see HTLV-III 1987; for AIDS VIRUS see HIV-1 1990-2004; for HUMAN T-CELL LEUKEMIA VIRUS TYPE III see HIV 1987-1991
History Note: 1988; use HTLV-III 1987; for AIDS VIRUS use HIV-1 1990-2004; for HUMAN T-CELL LEUKEMIA VIRUS TYPE III see HIV 1987-1991
Related: Receptors, HIV MeSH
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors MeSH
DeCS ID: 29416
Unique ID: D006678
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/06/17
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
HIV - Preferred
Concept UI M0010470
Scope note Human immunodeficiency virus. A non-taxonomic and historical term referring to any of two species, specifically HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Prior to 1986, this was called human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). From 1986-1990, it was an official species called HIV. Since 1991, HIV was no longer considered an official species name; the two species were designated HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Preferred term HIV
Entry term(s) AIDS Virus
AIDS Viruses
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Virus
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Virus
HTLV-III
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Human Immunodeficiency Viruses
Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type III
Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type III
Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Immunodeficiency Virus, Human
Immunodeficiency Viruses, Human
LAV-HTLV-III
Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus
Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus
Lymphadenopathy-Associated Viruses
Virus, AIDS
Virus, Human Immunodeficiency
Virus, Lymphadenopathy-Associated
Viruses, AIDS
Viruses, Human Immunodeficiency
Viruses, Lymphadenopathy-Associated



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