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anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

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a harmful or corrupting agency

a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer

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(10) described an immortalized T-cell line in which large quantities of HTLV-III could be obtained by co-culture with putatively infected T-cells.
Rechtman, et al., "HTLV-III Infection among Health-Care Workers: Association with Needle-Stick Injuries," Journal of the American Medical Association 254:15 (October 18, 1985), 2089-93.
Antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) in saliva of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients and in persons at risk for AIDS.
Time will tell whether HBLV will go through the name changes of HTLV-III (SN: 4/26/86, p.265; 5/25/85, p.328).
Even those who are not sick but who test positive for HTLV-III virus are denied their civil rights.
Miller D, Jeffries DJ, Green J, et al: HTLV-III: Should testing ever be routine?
The virus is not the AIDS virus, which was recently designated HIV (also known as HTLV-III, LAV-I, or ARV-I).
To stanch gay sprawl and curb AIDS, he would have us embark on a series of measures ending in sterilization and compulsory tattooing for those who test positive for the HTLV-III antibody.
In an ELISA, the blood is added to small wells containing bits of the AIDS virus, which was previously known as HTLV-III or LAV-I, but has been recently designated HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by an international committee of virologists.
Isolation of HTLV-III from cerebrospinal fluid and neural tissues of patients with neurologic syndromes related to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
The culprit is known variously as LAV-I (lymphadenopathy-associated virus), HTLV-III (human T-lymphotropic virus) and ARV (AIDS-associated retrovirus).
AAV (disease) (illness) (infection) AIDS-associated retrovirus (disease) (illness) (infection) AIDS-associated virus (disease) (illness) (infection) AIDS-related virus (disease) (illness) (infection) AIDS virus (disease) (illness) (infection) ARV (disease) (illness) (infection) Human immunodeficiency virus (disease) (illness) (infection) Human immunovirus (disease) (illness) (infection) Human T-cell lymphotropic virus-III (disease) (illness) (infection) HTLV-III (disease) (infection) HTLV-III/LAV (disease) (illness) (infection) LAV (disease) (illness) (infection) LAV/HTLV-III (disease) (illness) (infection) Lymphadenopathy-associated virus (disease) (illness) (infection)
Transmission of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) by artificial insemination by donor.