AIDS-defining disease

AIDS-Defining Disease

A disease which, when accompanied by evidence of HIV infection, fulfills the criteria necessary to diagnose AIDS. AIDS-defining diseases include Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, Mycobacterium avium complex, AIDS dementia complex, AIDS wasting syndrome, invasive cervical cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and CMV retinitis.

AIDS-defining disease

A disease which, when accompanied by evidence of HIV infection, fulfills the criteria necessary to diagnose AIDS PCP, MAC, AIDS dementia complex, AIDS wasting syndrome, Kaposi's sarcoma, CMV retinitis. See AIDS dementia complex, AIDS wasting syndrome, CMV retinitis, Kaposi sarcoma, Mycobacterium avium complex, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
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She was diagnosed with HIV in 2009 when she presented with severe mucocutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) as her AIDS-defining disease.
A prognostic index can guide therapeutic options for AIDS-related KS, including: immune status (CD4 count); patient age; AIDS-defining disease on presentation; and the presence of co-morbid conditions.
The delayed group experienced a shorter time to a primary clinical event, including AIDS-defining disease and all types of tuberculosis.
This included 71 cases of AIDS-defining disease in the delayed treatment group versus 49 in the immediate group, and 34 cases of tuberculosis in the delayed group versus 17 in the immediate group.
We describe ARL in an HIV-positive patient without history of AIDS-defining disease presenting as cauda equina syndrome.
Whereas AIDS-defining diseases pose a greater threat when the CD4 count falls below 200 cells/[mm.
The first finding is consistent with results of other studies showing that non-AIDS mortality increased relative to AIDS mortality after HAART began to prevent AIDS-defining diseases in many patients.
KS, he notes, is seen mostly in gay men, while "weight loss and tuberculosis predominate in intravenous drug users, and pneumonia and candidiasis are almost the only two of the 30 AIDS-defining diseases that are diagnosed in hemophiliacs.
The real question was: How many AIDS-defining diseases were to be found in the HIV-negative cohort?
That brings us to the San Francisco study defended by Warren Winkelstein, which supports a correlation between AIDS-defining diseases and HIV, but not drugs, in a population of San Francisco men.
START aims to assess the impact of earlier ART not only on AIDS-defining diseases, but also on cardiovascular, liver, and kidney disease and mortality from any cause.
They did not compare otherwise similar persons who differ only in HIV status, did not control effectively for drug use, and did not fully report the incidence of AIDS-defining diseases in the HIV-negative men.

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