VLIA

(redirected from Virus-Like Infectious Agent)
AcronymDefinition
VLIAVirus-Like Infectious Agent (pathology)
VLIAVariable Line Item Accuracy
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When Lo's team first isolated the organism's DNA from a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion of an AIDS victim, they thought it might be a large virus and named it VLIA, for virus-like infectious agent. They went on to detect the DNA in the spleen, liver, blood, brain and other organs of people who had died of AIDS and in the blood of 12 of 23 living AIDS patients, but found no sign of it in blood from 22 healthy donors.