HTLV-III: The human T-lymphotropic virus type III. An obsolete term for the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV.
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Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( Äch ' tÄ“-Ä•l ' vÄ“-thrÄ“ ' ) n. HIV. [ H(UMAN) T(-CELL) L(YMPHOTROPIC) V(IRUS) III
The use of these names can cause some confusion, because the name HTLV-III was the former name of HIV in early AIDS literature, but has since fallen out of use. 
HTLV-III (ch t-l v-thr) n. HIV. [h(uman) T(-cell) l(ymphotropic) v(irus) III.]