Treatment training manual

AIDS-defining infections for CDC clinical categories

Conditions included in the 1993 CDC AIDS surveillance case definition.

  • Candidiasis of bronchi, trachea, or lungs
  • Candidiasis, esophageal (thrush)
  • Cervical cancer, invasive
  • Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary
  • Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary
  • Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month’s duration)
  • Cytomegalovirus disease (CMV) (other than liver, spleen, or nodes)
  • Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV) (with loss of vision)
  • Encephalopathy, HIV-related
  • Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (greater than 1 month’s duration); or bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis
  • Histoplasmosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary
  • Isosporiasis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month’s duration)
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS)
  • Lymphoma, Burkitt’s (or equivalent term)
  • Lymphoma, immunoblastic (or equivalent term)
  • Lymphoma, primary, of brain
  • Mycobacterium avium complex or M. kansasii, disseminated or extrapulmonary
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), any site (pulmonary or extrapulmonary)
  • Mycobacterium, other species or unidentified species, disseminated or extrapulmonary
  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, pneumocystis jiroveci (yee-row-vet-zee) – formerly pneumocystis carinii)
  • Pneumonia, recurrent
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Salmonella septicemia, recurrent
  • Toxoplasmosis of brain
  • Wasting syndrome due to HIV

Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Last updated: 21 July 2009.