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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

Human immunodeficiency virus (HYOO-mun ih-MYOO-noh-dih-FIH-shun-see VY-rus)
The cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Also called HIV.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.