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Notice to Readers Revision of HIV Classification Codes

MMWR 36(50 & 51);821

Publication date: 01/01/1988


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CDC has updated the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection for use with United States morbidity and mortality data. The revised coding scheme is effective January 1, 1988. This scheme will allow public health officials, clinical researchers, and agencies that finance medical care to accurately monitor HIV diagnoses on death certificates and medical records. The codes appear in the MMWR supplement dated December 25, 1987, and entitled "Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Codes, Official Authorized Addendum, ICD-9-CM (Revision No. 1)." Copies of the supplement (MMWR, Vol. 36, No. S-7) may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, telephone (202) 783-3238, or from MMS Publications, C.S.P.O. Box 9120, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254, telephone (617) 893-3800.

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