As a Noun
1. HIV is a virus which reduces people's resistance to illness and can cause AIDS. HIV is an abbreviation for `Human Immunodeficiency Virus'. If someone is "HIV positive", they are infected with the HIV virus, and may develop AIDS. If someone is HIV negative, they are not infected with the virus.
1. There appears to be no commonly used Auslan sign for HIV. If you know a sign for HIV used by you or other Auslan users (deaf people or interpreters) please go to "report missing sign" and supply details. Thank you.