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Hiv Disease

1 and 2 must be present in addition to one of the symptoms being present from point 3.

1. CD4+ Count < 25 cells/mcL or persistent viral load > 100,000 copies/ml

2. Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) scale, of ≤ 50

3. Plus one of the following:

a. CNS lymphoma
b. Untreated, or unresponsive to treatment, wasting (loss of 33% lean body mass)
c. Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) bacteremia, untreated, unresponsive to treatment or treatment refused
d. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
e. Systemic lymphoma with advanced HIV disease and partial response to chemotherapy
f. Visceral Kaposi’s sarcoma unresponsive to therapy
g. Renal failure in the absence of dialysis
h. Cryptosporidium infection
i. Toxoplasmosis, unresponsive to therapy

1 Million People in the US Are Living with Hiv

1 in 8 People Are Unaware of Their Infection

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