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Table 1 Operational definitions of HIV indicator conditions

From: The need to scale up HIV indicator condition-guided testing for early case-finding: a case-control study in primary care

HIV indicator conditions [18] Operational definition of predefined HIV indicator conditions used for search in the EMRs*
Sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis B, genital herpes, lymphogranuloma venereum, condyloma acuminata and trichomoniasis
Chlamydia Chlamydia
Gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea
Syphilis Syphilis
Acute or chronic Hepatitis B Hepatitis B
Genital Herpes Genital herpes
Lymphogranuloma venereum Lymphogranuloma venereum
Condyloma acuminata Condyloma acuminata
Trichomoniasis Trichomoniasis
Hepatitis A Hepatitis A
Acute or chronic Hepatitis C Hepatitis C
Herpes zoster Herpes zoster
Severe or atypical psoriasis Psoriasis
Seborrheic dermatitis/exanthema Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Cervical dysplasia Cervical dysplasia
Community-acquired pneumonia Pneumonia
Unexplained oral candidiasis Oral candidiasis
Mononeuritis Mononeuritis
Peripheral neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy
Mononucleosis-like illness Mononucleosis-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 fever Fever
Unexplained weight loss Weight loss
Unexplained lymphadenopathy Lymphadenopathy
Unexplained chronic diarrhoea Diarrhoea
Unexplained leukocytopenia lasting > 4 weeks Leukocytopenia
Unexplained thrombocytopenia lasting > 4 weeks Thrombocytopenia
Unexplained chronic renal impairment Chronic renal impairment
  1. *EMR Electronic medical record