hiv virus : Common Errors in English

About hiv virus

“HIV” stands for “human immunodeficiency virus,” so adding the word “virus” to the acronym creates a redundancy. “HIV” is the name of the organism that is the cause of AIDS, not a name for the disease itself. A person may be HIV-positive (a test shows the person to be infected with the virus) without having yet developed AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV is the cause, AIDS the result.

hiv virus in News

  1. Importance of getting tested for HIV

    Thursday is National HIV testing day.  22News explains some startling numbers about the HIV virus.
    on June 28, 2013 Source: WWLP Springfield

  2. Health Department encourages HIV testing on national dayLast modified at 11:54 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2003clear ...

    Everyone knows the HIV virus is transmitted through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids.
    on June 27, 2013 Source: Grand Island Independent

  3. Local doctors encourage HIV testing

    More than one million people are living with the HIV virus, but only one in five know they have it.
    on June 27, 2013 Source: WCYB 5 Tri-Cities

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