Last updated: Tuesday, 26, October, 2010
|AIDS defining illness||Appropriate Tests|
Case definition: proven HIV infection and an AIDS defining illness, in the absence of another cause of immunosuppression. The CDC also includes proven HIV infection with a CD4 count of <0.2 x 109/L in their case definition. See also HIV Infection
Presumptive or definitive diagnosis of:
|See also Candidiasis|
CMV retinitis with loss of vision
Disseminated Mycobacterial infection
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
Defined as >1 episode of bacterial or unspecified pneumonia within a year.
Invasive cervical carcinoma
See Cervical lesion.
Definitive diagnosis of:
Candidiasis of the trachea, bronchi or lungs
Cryptosporidiosis or isosporiasis, with diarrhoea persisting >1 month
Affecting any organ other than liver, spleen or lymph nodes.
Causing a mucocutaneous ulcer that persists for >1 month or bronchitis, pneumonitis or oesophagitis.
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
See under Encephalitis.
HIV wasting syndrome
Primary cerebral lymphoma (non-Hodgkin’s)
|See Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's) and Lymphoma|
Other non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of B cell or unknown immunological phenotype
Includes the following histologic types: (i) small, non-cleaved cell lymphoma or (ii) high grade lymphoma especially diffuse large cell lymphoma and immunoblastic lymphoma.See Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's) and Lymphoma