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The prison population has a high incidence of blood-borne diseases like HIV and hepatitis, and you don’t want to risk an infection of any kind.
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  human immunodeficiency virus: the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
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HIV human immunodeficiency virus
Strongly Associated with:   AIDS
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  • The prison population has a high incidence of blood-borne diseases like HIV and hepatitis, and you don’t want to risk an infection of any kind.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • They also carried a rare virus called HTLV, a distant cousin of the HIV virus, which researchers hoped to use to create a vaccine that could stop the AIDS epidemic.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Of course—she knew about HIV.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • If I say that word to you, you think of colds and the flu or perhaps something very dangerous like HIV or Ebola.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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  • Nearly everybody who wants to can find something in HIV/AIDS that somehow works into their political view.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • What about HIV positive?
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He had met a woman who had also lost her family, and who had been raped by an HIV-positive soldier.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Someone without HIV would have a normal T cell count of a thousand cells or more, but the virus becomes part of these white blood cells.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Recently I received in the mail a handwritten pamphlet outlining the spread of HIV by the FBI.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Retroviruses actually referred to a particular class of virus, the HIV virus being the most well known, that were simple chunks of DNA or RNA.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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  • "The number of nucleotide base pairs that deal specifically with HIV in my vaccine," she said.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Currently director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, his research focuses on HIV/AIDS, asthma, allergies, and other ailments.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • E. coli 0157:H7 was first isolated in 1982; HIV was discovered the following year.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • HIV prevalence was inexplicably high among new arrivals to Sonagachi—27.7 percent among sex workers aged twenty or younger.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • HIV is a highly lethal but not very infective Biosafety Level 2 agent.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The tools for uncovering tuberculosis belong to an older era in medicine, and the diagnosis can be tricky, especially in someone with hiv.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Crack is known to cause a dramatic increase in the kind of risky sexual behavior that leads to the spread of things like HIV and syphilis.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I have spent all of my professional life in public service, most of it involved in research, care of patients, and public health policy concerning the HIV-AIDS epidemic.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • You don’t need to wear a biohazard space suit while handling blood infected with HIV.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • HIV causes cognitive impairment—a permanent loss of memory and concentration.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It was also a natural laboratory for rapid virus evolution, and possibly it led to the creation of HIV.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Of all the infections that can come crowding into a person with hiv disease, tb was the most common worldwide.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Between 1995 and 1997, when he was shot dead by an unknown assailant, he slept with at least 100 women and — it turned out later — infected at least 30 of them with HIV.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Did HIV crash into the human race as a result of the monkey trade?
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The Dutch AIDS researcher Jaap Goudsmit argues that this same kind of dramatic transformation happened with HIV.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But if something, such as HIV, wipes out our immune system, it becomes so uncontrollable that it can cause a deadly form of pneumonia.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • His infected wife (or girlfriend) could have given birth in a Swedish barrack to a child who was HIV infected but seemingly healthy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • They defeated HIV, purged it from their bodies, and went on to live healthy lives.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In other words, the strains of HIV that were circulating back in the 1950s were a lot different from the strains of HIV that circulate today.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In other words, the strains of HIV that were circulating back in the 1950s were a lot different from the strains of HIV that circulate today.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • It also tipped because HIV itself changed.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But in spite of his hiv infection, Joe’s immune system was still mostly intact.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • They talked about his hiv.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Because you’re not losing weight on account of hiv, I bet.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • "I’d like to have an hiv home where I could go to ." Farmer was gazing down at him again.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She’s infected with hiv and is here to receive isoniazid prophylaxsis, having also been exposed to tb.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • It’s possible that HIV prevalence among them rose, although it’s impossible to be sure because there is no way to test girls in clandestine brothels.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Half an hour later, they handed her a slip of paper: The test was positive for HIV.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In rural Cambodia, an HIV diagnosis felt like a death sentence, and Neth didn’t think she had long to live.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • But to take that route, Neth would have to tell Sothea that she was HIV positive and had contracted the disease as a prostitute.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "You should both check your HIV status before the birth," Nick suggested, in what he hoped was a casual tone.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "I’m sure my wife doesn’t have HIV," he said dismissively.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • And this time, incredibly, the result came back: HIV negative.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Sunitha arranged for Abbas to be tested for HIV; she tested positive, so Sunitha is trying to find her an HIV-positive man to marry.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Sunitha arranged for Abbas to be tested for HIV; she tested positive, so Sunitha is trying to find her an HIV-positive man to marry.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Abbas now works in this shelter and is trying to find a man who is HIV positive, as she is, to marry.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • A key element was to nurture a union of sex workers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), which would encourage condom use and thus reduce the spread of HIV through prostitution.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Moreover, the contrast with Mumbai was misleading, because southern and western India had always had far higher HIV rates than northern and eastern India.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • An autoimmune disease specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, he also served as the doctor for HIV/AIDS patients at the state prison and knew all about Lucius and his recovery.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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Associated words [difficulty]:   HIV [3] , AIDS [1] , AIDS [1] , syphilis [3] , STD [6] , gonorrhea [6] , venereal disease [7] , chlamydia [9] , genital warts [9]
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