MMWR Recommendations and Reports, April 11, 2014 / 63(RR03);1-10
Following extensive consultation and peer review, CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists have revised and combined the surveillance case definitions for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection into a single case definition for persons of all ages (i.e., adults and adolescents aged ≥13 years and children aged <13 years). The revisions were made to address multiple issues, the most important of which was the need to adapt to recent changes in diagnostic criteria. Laboratory criteria for defining a confirmed case now accommodate new multitest algorithms, including criteria for differentiating between HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection and for recognizing early HIV infection.
Topic(s): HIV Continuum of Care, Step 1: Preventing New Infections, Step 2: Identifying Cases through HIV Testing & Diagnosis, Step 6: Treatment Success--Suppressed Viral Load, HIV Primary Care, Opportunistic Infections, Epidemiology, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
Resource type: Reports