Can a child with pediatric HIV infection be reassigned to a lesser class once an advanced class is assigned?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Once an advanced class is assigned, the disease cannot be reassigned to a lesser class, even if the clinical or immunologic manifestations resolve. Category C and clinical manifestations of advanced disease are synonymous with AIDS.

Table 1. CDC Immunologic Categories for HIV-Infection in Children Based on Absolute CD4+ Counts (Open Table in a new window)

Category

 

< 1 y

1-5 y

6-12 y

1 - No suppression

≥1500 (>25)

≥1000 (>25)

≥500 (>25)

2 - Moderate suppression

750-1499 (15-24)

500-999 (15-24)

200-499 (15-24)

3 - Severe suppression

< 750 (< 15)

< 500 (< 15)

< 200 (< 15)


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