The patient elects not to start therapy at this time and is scheduled for follow-up with regular che

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  1. Santosh Jadhav

    Santosh Jadhav Active Member

    The patient elects not to start therapy at this time and is scheduled for follow-up with regular checks of his
    viral load and CD4 count. After 1 year, the patient’s
    lab values have changed: CD4 lymphocytes 220; viral
    load 110,000 copies/ml. In the past year, he has been
    treated 3 times for lobar pneumonia, and for oral candidiasis
    (but no esophageal disease).
    Does this patient meet the CDC case
    definition for the acquired immune deficiency
    syndrome (AIDS)?
    A) No, because he has not had an AIDS-defining
    illness.
    B) No, because his CD4 count is 200 cells/mm3.
    C) No, because he has only been diagnosed with HIV
    infection for 1 year.
    D) Yes, because he has had recurrent (2 episodes) of
    lobar pneumonia.
    E) Yes, because his viral load is 100,000 copies/ml.

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