AIDS-defining illness

AIDS-defining illnesses are conditions that in the setting of a HIV infection confirm the diagnosis of AIDS and do not commonly occur in immunocompetent individuals 2. According to the CDC surveillance case definition 1, they are:

Non-infectious / non-neoplastic

Article information

rID: 11082
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • AIDS defining illnesses
  • AIDS defining illness
  • AIDS-defining illnesses

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: Pneumocystis pneumonia
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  • Case 2: pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma
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  • Neurotoxoplasmosis - concentric target sign
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