AIDS-related virus


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AIDS-re·lat·ed vi·rus

obsolete term for human immunodeficiency virus.

AIDS-related virus

(1) Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1). 
(2) Human immunodeficiency virus-2 (HIV-2).
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According to Luc Montagnier of theInstitut Pasteur in Paris--who reported the first isolation of an AIDS-related virus (SN: 5/21/83, p.324)--at least two types of AIDS virus do exist.
While the Frederick work firms up the virus's position in the lentivirus family, it won't help in naming the virus, which is variously called HTLV-III, LAV (for lymphadenopathy-AIDS virus) or ARV (for AIDS-related virus).