Table of Contents

Introduction.
Current concepts in HIV/AIDS.
Low CD4 count as an indicator of disability.
Imminently fatal or severely disabling HIV-associated conditions.
HIV-associated conditions without lists elsewhere.
HIV-associated conditions with listings elsewhere.
Concepts specific to children with HIV/AIDS.
Maximizing the utility of the HIV infection listings. "The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a screening tool called the Listing of Impairments to identify claimants who are so severely impaired that they cannot work at all and thus qualify for disability benefits. In this report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) makes several recommendations for improving SSA's capacity for determining disability benefits more accurately and quickly using the HIV Infection Listings."--Publisher's description.