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Descriptor English: Simian Immunodeficiency Virus
Descriptor Spanish: Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia de los Simios
Descriptor Portuguese: Vírus da Imunodeficiência Símia
Descriptor French: Virus de l'immunodéficience simienne
Entry term(s): Immunodeficiency Virus, Simian
Immunodeficiency Viruses, Simian
SIV (Simian immunodeficiency virus)
Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses
Tree number(s): B04.820.650.589.650.800
B04.820.650.805.700
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015302
Scope note: Species of the genus LENTIVIRUS, subgenus primate immunodeficiency viruses (IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES, PRIMATE), that induces acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in monkeys and apes (SAIDS). The genetic organization of SIV is virtually identical to HIV.
Annotation: do not confuse SIV with swine influenza virus see INFLUENZA A VIRUS; infection = SAIDS often a model for AIDS
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: Monkey Diseases (1978-1988)
Retroviridae (1978-1988)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; see SIV 1989-2005
History Note: 2006 (1989)
DeCS ID: 29584
Unique ID: D015302
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1989/01/01
Date of Entry: 1988/05/31
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Simian Immunodeficiency Virus - Preferred
Concept UI M0023561
Scope note Species of the genus LENTIVIRUS, subgenus primate immunodeficiency viruses (IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES, PRIMATE), that induces acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in monkeys and apes (SAIDS). The genetic organization of SIV is virtually identical to HIV.
Preferred term Simian Immunodeficiency Virus
Entry term(s) Immunodeficiency Virus, Simian
Immunodeficiency Viruses, Simian
SIV (Simian immunodeficiency virus)
Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses



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