HIV Case Definition

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Last updated March 12, 2015
Case Authors: 
David H. Spach, MD's picture
David H. Spach, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Clinical Director
Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center
University of Washington School of Medicine 
Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the HIV/AIDS classification systems used prior to 2014.
  2. Discuss the 2014 HIV case definition and HIV staging system for adolescents and adults.

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References
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