From King Dictionary of Contemporary English HIV HIV / ˌeɪtʃ aɪ ˈviː◂ / noun [uncountable ] MI HBH a type of that virus (=a very small living thing that causes disease) enters the body through blood or sexual activity, and can develop into AIDS → AIDS HIV positive/negative (=having or not having HIV in your body ) Examples from the Corpus HIV • The group says children, like adults, should be treated with the now-standard cocktail of three different HIV drugs. • So it can not be ruled out that this man had contracted his HIV from polio vaccine a few weeks before. • A dentist from Florida is believed to have passed HIV to six of his patients, one of whom died. • In this way, the immune system learns to recognise and attack regions of real HIV if infection occurs. • Insurance companies can use saliva HIV tests, not just blood tests. • The key to tackling HIV / Aids in poor countries is to start at the bottom, not the top. • The HIV is a weak microorganism that requires a moist, temperature-controlled environment in which to survive. HIV positive/negative • Children who are HIV positive, but remain well, are able to lead a normal life. • If you are HIV positive it is a good idea to have regular health checks. • In the early days the stigma of being HIV positive drove away 60% of my circle of friends. • This will help you stay healthy, HIV positive or not. • Becoming pregnant or going ahead with a pregnancy has to be a personal choice for each individual HIV positive woman. • Statistics show that 25 % of the adult population is HIV positive, and the rate of infection is still rising. • Magic Johnson is a sporting legend and when he announced he was HIV positive the world admired his courage. • While I was on holiday the clinic tested a blood sample without my permission and established that it was HIV positive.