Any of a group of retroviruses producing illnesses characterized by a delay in the onset of symptoms after infection.
- As long as the HIV lentivirus lived in monkeys, it was not a threat for humans.
- Svendsen and his team approached the problem using a genetically engineered viral structure known as a lentivirus.
- One feature that distinguishes lentiviruses such as HIV from the other retroviruses is the complexity of the lentiviral genome.
1970s: from Latin lentus 'slow' + virus.
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