"HIV" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus
- Immunodeficiency Virus, Human
- Immunodeficiency Viruses, Human
- Virus, Human Immunodeficiency
- Viruses, Human Immunodeficiency
- Human Immunodeficiency Viruses
- Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
- Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
- Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type III
- Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type III
- Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus
- Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus
- Lymphadenopathy-Associated Viruses
- Virus, Lymphadenopathy-Associated
- Viruses, Lymphadenopathy-Associated
- Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type III
- Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III
- AIDS Virus
- AIDS Viruses
- Virus, AIDS
- Viruses, AIDS
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Virus
- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Virus
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