Definitions for "naive"
patients who haven't yet started a drug or regimen to fight an infection or disease.
inexperienced; used to describe an individual who has never taken a given treatment (e.g., antiretroviral-naive)
Never having taken anti-HIV treatments before.
Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, naïve manners; a naïve person; naïve and unsophisticated remarks.
Having a lack of knowledge, judgment, or experience; especially, lacking sophistication in judging the motives of others; credulous; as, a naive belief in the honesty of politicians.
marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
An animal is said to be naïve when it has no immunity to a particular disease. Newborn calves before receiving colostrum are naïve. Animals participating in a health scheme in which that disease has been eradicated are naïve to it and if introduced to a new herd where that disease exists are naïve and therefore susceptible to it.
the state of lymphocytes before first exposure to their specific antigen
a lymphocyte which has not yet encountered its specific antigen, or an individual who has not been exposed to a particular antigen.
Primitive or popular, in the sense given those terms of an ability to communicate in time and space more readily than other types of literature.