World Health Organization (WHO) HIV Case Definitions and Staging Systems

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Last updated June 10, 2014
Case Authors: 
Christopher Behrens, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health, Family Medicine, and Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine 
Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe the World Health Organization (WHO) HIV Case Definitions.
  2. Describe the World Health Organization (WHO) HIV Clinical and Immunological Staging Systems.

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References
  1. World Health Organization. Workshop on AIDS in Africa: the Bangui Declaration. WHO, 1986.
  2. World Health Organization. Case definitions of HIV for surveillance and revised clinical staging and immunological classification of HIV-related disease in adults and children. WHO, 2007.
  3. World Health Organization. Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in adults and adolescents: Recommendations for a public health approach: 2010 revision. WHO, 2010.
  4. World Health Organization. Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in infants and children: Recommendations for a public health approach: 2010 revision. WHO, 2010.