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February 5, 2008 6:00 AM Subscribe
Calling ikkyu2: How is a clinical diagnosis of AIDS (as distinct from HIV infection) made?
posted by inoculatedcities to science & nature (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A question for ikkyu2 and the other physicians on MeFi: How does an MD distinguish between a diagnosis of HIV infection and AIDS? Is it based on CD4+ count or is the diagnosis based on something else altogether, like the presence of opportunistic infection(s)? Forgive my ignorance and thanks in advance for any replies.