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LAV

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LAV

(ĕl′ā-vē′)
n.
HIV.
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LAV

Lamphadenopathy-associated virus:  
(1) Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1); 
(2) Human immunodeficiency virus-2 (HIV-2).
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LAV

Abbreviation for lymphadenopathy-associated virus.
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LAV

Lymphadenopathy-associated virus. This was the name first given to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) when it was discovered in the Pasteur Institute in Paris, by researchers Francoise Barré-Sinoussi, C. Cherman and F Rey, working under Luc Montagnier. The same virus was called HTLV-III (human T cell lymphotropic virus, Type III) by workers under Robert Gallo when it was isolated in the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.
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