1985 World Health Organization AIDS surveillance case definition

1985 World Health Organization AIDS Surveillance Case Definition

1985 World Health Organization AIDS surveillance case definition

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The 1985 World Health Organization AIDS surveillance case definition was developed in October 1985, at a conference of public health officials including representatives of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) in Bangui, Central African Republic. For this reason, it became to be known as the Bangui definition for AIDS. It was developed to provide surveiling case definition of AIDS for use in countries where testing for HIV antibodies was not available.

It stated the following:

Exclusion criteria
  1. Pronounced malnutrition
  2. Cancer
  3. Immunosuppressive treatment


<table><tr><th width="400">Inclusion criteria with the corresponding score</td><th width="60">Score</th></tr><tr><td>Important signs</td><td align="center"></td></tr><tr><td>Weight loss exceeding 10% of body weight</td><td align="center">4</td></tr><tr><td>Protracted asthenia</td><td align="center">4</td></tr><tr><td></td><td align="center"></td></tr><tr><td>Very frequent signs</td><td align="center"></td></tr><tr><td>Continuous or repeated attacks of fever for more than a month</td><td align="center">3</td></tr><tr><td>Diarrhoea lasting for...
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