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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eych-ahy-vee-poz-i-tiv]
    • /ˈeɪtʃ aɪˌviˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/
    • /ˌeɪtʃ.aɪ.viːˈpɒz.ə.tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eych-ahy-vee-poz-i-tiv]
    • /ˈeɪtʃ aɪˌviˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/

Definitions of hiv-positive word

  • adjective hiv-positive (of a person) diagnosed by a test as being infected with HIV. 1
  • noun hiv-positive Alternative spelling of HIV positive. 0

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hiv-positive popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for hiv-positive

noun hiv-positive

  • virus — an ultramicroscopic (20 to 300 nm in diameter), metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells of living hosts, mainly bacteria, plants, and animals: composed of an RNA or DNA core, a protein coat, and, in more complex types, a surrounding envelope.
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome — Acquired immune deficiency syndrome is the same as AIDS.
  • sexually transmitted disease — any disease characteristically transmitted by sexual contact, as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and chlamydia. Abbreviation: STD.
  • std — telephone: area code
  • hiv — a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is a cause of AIDS and AIDS-related complex: variants were identified in several laboratories and independently named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 (HTLV-3) and AIDS-related virus (ARV) the name human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being subsequently proposed by an international taxonomy committee.

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