R75: Laboratory evidence of human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]
Laboratory tests have found indications that you have been infected by HI viruses.
The HIV disease is caused by the human immunodeficiency viruses. These viruses are transmitted by certain body fluids. These are mainly sperm and vaginal fluids as well as blood. Because of this, the viruses are transmitted during sex or through blood, for example.
You may then have various problems with this disease. For example, the human immunodeficiency viruses damage certain immune cells of the body. For this reason, you can get infected with other disease pathogens more quickly. In addition, the body’s immune system may not recognize altered cells, either. Due to this, you may get certain cancer diseases more quickly. The human immunodeficiency viruses can also damage certain cells in the brain. Sometimes there are also no symptoms with the HIV disease over a longer period of time. If you become seriously ill and have certain problems due to the human immunodeficiency viruses the disease is then called AIDS.
You normally undergo tests to detect the HIV virus. In the 1st test, we look for indicators of HI viruses. If indicators are found, there is a 2nd test. This 2nd test is used to confirm infection by HI viruses. In your case, the 1st test has found indicators of HI viruses. Your 2nd test has either not been carried out or has proved inconclusive. It may also be that the 2nd test has not found any evidence of HI viruses.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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