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HIV MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
HIV
Tree Number(s)
B04.820.650.589.650.350
Unique ID
D006678
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006678
Annotation
infection = HIV INFECTIONS but note specifics; do not confuse the old name HTLV-III with the Deltaretrovirus HTLV-3
Scope Note
Human immunodeficiency virus. A non-taxonomic and historical term referring to any of two species, specifically HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Prior to 1986, this was called human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). From 1986-1990, it was an official species called HIV. Since 1991, HIV was no longer considered an official species name; the two species were designated HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Entry Term(s)
AIDS Virus
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Virus
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Virus
HTLV-III
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Human Immunodeficiency Viruses
Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type III
Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III
Immunodeficiency Virus, Human
Immunodeficiency Viruses, Human
LAV-HTLV-III
Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus
Virus, Human Immunodeficiency
Viruses, Human Immunodeficiency
Registry Number
txid12721
NLM Classification #
QW 168.5.H6
Previous Indexing
Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus (1984-1986)
See Also
Receptors, HIV
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Public MeSH Note
1988; see HTLV-III 1987; for AIDS VIRUS see HIV-1 1990-2004; for HUMAN T-CELL LEUKEMIA VIRUS TYPE III see HIV 1987-1991
History Note
1988; use HTLV-III 1987; for AIDS VIRUS use HIV-1 1990-2004; for HUMAN T-CELL LEUKEMIA VIRUS TYPE III see HIV 1987-1991
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/06/17
Revision Date
2020/08/13
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