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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections

With documentation as described in 14.00D3 and one of the following:

  1. Bacterial infections:
    1. Mycobacterial infection (e.g., caused by M. avium-intracellulare, M. kansasii, or M. tuberculosis) at site other than the lungs, skin, or cervical or hilar lymph nodes; or pulmonary tuberculosis resistant to treatment; or
    2. Nocardiosis; or
    3. Salmonella bacteremia, recurrent non-typhoid; or
    4. Syphilis or neurosyphilis - evaluate sequelae under the criteria for the affected body system (e.g., 2.00 Special Senses and Speech, 4.00 Cardiovascular System, 11.00 Neurological); or
    5. Multiple or recurrent bacterial infection(s), including pelvic inflammatory disease, requiring hospitalization or intravenous antibiotic treatment 3 or more times in 1 year.

      OR

  2. Fungal infections:
    1. Aspergillosis; or
    2. Candidiasis, at a site other than the skin, urinary tract, intestinal tract, or oral or vulvovaginal mucous membranes; or candidiasis involving the esophagus, trachea, bronchi, or lungs; or
    3. Coccidioidomycosis, at a site other than the lungs or lymph nodes; or
    4. Cryptococcosis, at a site other than the lungs (e.g., cryptococcal meningitis); or
    5. Histoplasmosis, at a site other than the lungs or lymph nodes; or
    6. Mucormycosis.

      OR

  3. Protozoan or helminthic infections:
    1. Cryptosporidiosis, isosporiasis, or microsporidiosis, with diarrhea lasting for 1 month or longer; or
    2. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia or extrapulmonary pneumocystis carinii infection; or
    3. Strongyloidiasis, extra-intestinal; or
    4. Toxoplasmosis of an organ other than the liver, spleen, or lymph nodes.

      OR

  4. Viral infections:
    1. Cytomegalovirus disease (documented as described in 14.00D4b) (note: printing error in January 2001 Bluebook displays incorrect reference as 14.00B4b) at a site other than the liver, spleen, or lymph nodes;OR
    2. Herpes simplex virus causing:
      1. Mucocutaneous infection (e.g., oral, genital, perianal) lasting for 1 month or longer; or
      2. Infection at a site other than the skin or mucous membranes (e.g., bronchitis, pneumonitis, esophagitis, or encephalitis); or
      3. Disseminated infection; or
    3. Herpes zoster, either disseminated or with multidermatomal eruptions that are resistant to treatment; or
    4. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy; or
    5. Hepatitis, as described under the criteria in 5.0.

      OR

  5. Malignant neoplasms:
    1. Carcinoma of the cervix, invasive, FIGO stage II and beyond; or
    2. Kaposi's sarcoma with:
      1. Extensive oral lesions; or
      2. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, or other visceral organs; or
      3. Involvement of the skin or mucous membranes, as described under the criteria in 14.08F; or
    3. Lymphoma (e.g., primary lymphoma of the brain, Burkitt's lymphoma, immunoblastic sarcoma, other non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease); or
    4. Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus.

      OR

  6. Conditions of the skin or mucous membranes (other than described in B2, D2, or D3, above), with extensive fungating or ulcerating lesions not responding to treatment (e.g., dermatological conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, vulvovaginal or other mucosal candida, condyloma caused by human papillomavirus, genital ulcerative disease), or evaluate under the criteria in 8.00ff.

    OR

  7. Hematologic abnormalities:
    1. Anemia, as described under the criteria in 7.02; or
    2. Granulocytopenia, as described under the criteria in 7.15; or
    3. Thrombocytopenia, as described under the criteria in 7.06.

      OR

  8. Neurological abnormalities:
    1. HIV encephalopathy, characterized by cognitive or motor dysfunction that limits function and progresses; or
    2. Other neurological manifestations of HIV infection (e.g., peripheral neuropathy) as described under the criteria in 11.00ff.

      OR

  9. HIV wasting syndrome, characterized by involuntary weight loss of 10 percent or more of baseline (or other significant involuntary weight loss, as described in 14.00D2) and, in the absence of a concurrent illness that could explain the findings, either:
    1. Chronic diarrhea with two or more loose stools daily lasting for 1 month or longer; or
    2. Chronic weakness and documented fever greater than 38oC (100.40oF) for the majority of 1 month or longer.

      OR

  10. Diarrhea, lasting for 1 month or longer, resistant to treatment, and requiring intravenous hydration, intravenous alimentation, or tube feeding.

    OR

  11. Cardiomyopathy, as described under the criteria in 4.00ff or 11.04.

    OR

  12. Nephropathy, as described under the criteria in 6.00ff.

    OR

  13. One or more of the following infections (other than described in A-L, above), resistant to treatment or requiring hospitalization or intravenous treatment 3 or more times in I year (or evaluate sequelae under the criteria for the affected body system).
    1. Sepsis; or
    2. Meningitis; or
    3. Pneumonia; or
    4. Septic Arthritis; or
    5. Endocarditis; or
    6. Sinusitis documented by appropriate medically acceptable imaging.

      OR

  14. Repeated (as defined in 14.00D8) manifestations of HIV infection (including those listed in 14.08A-M, but without the requisite findings; e.g., carcinoma of the cervix not meeting the criteria in 14.08E, diarrhea not meeting the criteria in 14.08J, or other manifestations; e.g., oral hairy leukoplakia, myositis) resulting in significant, documented symptoms or signs (e.g., fatigue, fever, malaise, weight loss, pain, night sweats) and one of the following at the marked level (as defined in 14.00D8):
    1. Restriction of activities of daily living; or
    2. Difficulties in maintaining social functioning; or
    3. Difficulties in completing tasks in a timely manner due to deficiencies in concentration, persistence, or pace.

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Southfield Lawyer Donald Peters of the Law Office of Donald H. Peters, P.C. in Southfield, Michigan, handles Social Security Disability claims throughout Michigan and in the Tri-County Metro Detroit area including Detroit, Southfield, Novi, Warren, Royal Oak, Roseville, Livonia, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Berkley, Oak Park, West Bloomfield, Ann Arbor, Eastpointe, Waterford, Flint, Canton, Taylor, Romulus, Westland, Clinton Township, Troy, Dearborn, Brighton, Howell, Pontiac, Rochester Hills,  as well as Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Ingham County, and Livingston County, Michigan.

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