human immunodeficiency virus 2


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hu·man im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy vi·rus 2

(HIV-2) (hyū'măn im'yū-nō-dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē vī'rŭs)
A virus, found primarily in West Africa, which causes a less virulent form of AIDS and is more closely related to simian virus strains.
See also: AIDS
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