Table 1

Operational definitions of HIV indicator conditions

ECDC guideline for HIV indicator conditions14Operational definition
Sexually transmitted infectionsChlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis B, genital herpes, lymphogranuloma venereum, Condyloma acuminata and trichomoniasis
Hepatitis BHepatitis B
Genital herpesGenital herpes
Lymphogranuloma venereumLymphogranuloma venereum
Condyloma acuminataCondyloma acuminata
Acute or chronic hepatitis AHepatitis A
Acute or chronic hepatitis CHepatitis C
Herpes zosterHerpes zoster
Severe or atypical psoriasisPsoriasis
Seborrhoeic dermatitis/exanthemaSeborrhoeic dermatitis
Cervical dysplasiaCervical dysplasia
Community-acquired pneumoniaPneumonia
Unexplained oral candidiasisOral candidiasis
Peripheral neuropathyPeripheral neuropathy
Mononucleosis-like illnessMononucleosis-like illness is defined as illness with at least two of these symptoms: rash, fever and swollen lymph glands, with or without muscle aches, sore throat and feeling sick
Unexplained feverFever
Unexplained weight lossWeight loss
Unexplained lymphadenopathyLymphadenopathy
Unexplained chronic diarrhoeaDiarrhoea
Unexplained leucocytopenia lasting >4 weeksLeucocytopenia
Unexplained thrombocytopenia lasting >4 weeksThrombocytopenia
Unexplained chronic renal impairmentChronic renal impairment
  • ECDC, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.