HIV/AIDS Glossary


Synonym(s): Crypto

An infection caused by the protozoan Cryptosporidium. Symptoms of cryptosporidiosis include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and lower abdominal cramping. In people with HIV, chronic cryptosporidiosis (lasting more than 1 month) is an AIDS-defining condition.

Related Term(s): Cryptosporidium, AIDS-Defining Condition, Opportunistic Infection

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