HIV/AIDS Glossary

AIDS-Defining Condition

Any HIV-related illness included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) list of diagnostic criteria for AIDS. AIDS-defining conditions include opportunistic infections and cancers that are life-threatening in a person with HIV.

Related Term(s): Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opportunistic Infection

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Examples of pportunistic infections that lead to an AIDS diagnosis

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