Specific code icon 2016 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B20

Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease

    2016 Billable/Specific Code

  • B20 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after Oct 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B20. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (hiv). People with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are at an increased risk for developing certain cancers and for infections that usually occur only in individuals with a weak immune system.
  • A prodromal phase of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv). Laboratory criteria separating aids-related complex (arc) from aids include elevated or hyperactive b-cell humoral immune responses, compared to depressed or normal antibody reactivity in aids; follicular or mixed hyperplasia in arc lymph nodes, leading to lymphocyte degeneration and depletion more typical of aids; evolving succession of histopathological lesions such as localization of kaposi's sarcoma, signaling the transition to the full-blown aids.
  • A syndrome resulting from the acquired deficiency of cellular immunity caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv). It is characterized by the reduction of the helper t-lymphocytes in the peripheral blood and the lymph nodes. Symptoms include generalized lymphadenopathy, fever, weight loss, and chronic diarrhea. Patients with aids are especially susceptible to opportunistic infections (usually pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, cytomegalovirus (cmv) infections, tuberculosis, candida infections, and cryptococcosis), and the development of malignant neoplasms (usually non-hodgkin's lymphoma and kaposi's sarcoma). The human immunodeficiency virus is transmitted through sexual contact, sharing of contaminated needles, or transfusion of contaminated blood.
  • An acquired defect of cellular immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv), a cd4-positive t-lymphocyte count under 200 cells/microliter or less than 14% of total lymphocytes, and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and malignant neoplasms. Clinical manifestations also include emaciation (wasting) and dementia. These elements reflect criteria for aids as defined by the cdc in 1993.
  • An infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Any state of infection accompanied by evidence of hiv in the body (positive test for hiv genome, cdna, proteins, antigens, or antibodies); may be medically asymptomatic or symptomatic; use aids when appropriate.
  • Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru aids-related complex (arc), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids).
  • One or more indicator diseases, depending on laboratory evidence of hiv infection (cdc); late phase of hiv infection characterized by marked suppression of immune function resulting in opportunistic infections, neoplasms, and other systemic symptoms (niaid).
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in childbirth
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) postpartum
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome-related nephropathy
  • Aids
  • AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
  • AIDS in childbirth
  • AIDS w neuropathy
  • AIDS w polyneuropathy
  • AIDS wasting disease
  • AIDS with dementia
  • AIDS with neuropathy (nerve disease)
  • AIDS with polyneuropathy (multiple nerve disease)
  • AIDS, CDC stage A3
  • AIDS, CDC stage B3
  • AIDS, CDC stage C1
  • AIDS, CDC stage C2
  • AIDS, CDC stage C3
  • Cachexia associated with AIDS
  • Dementia associated with AIDS
  • Dementia due to AIDS
  • HIV CDC category A3 (AIDS)
  • HIV CDC category B3 (AIDS)
  • HIV CDC category C1 (AIDS)
  • HIV CDC category C2 (AIDS)
  • HIV CDC category C3 (AIDS)
  • HIV infection symptomatic
  • HIV infection symptomatic B1
  • HIV infection symptomatic B2
  • HIV lipoatrophy
  • HIV related non Hodgkins lymphoma
  • HIV1 infection, symptomatic
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) category A3 (AIDS)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) category B3 (AIDS)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) category C1 (AIDS)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) category C2 (AIDS)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) category C3 (AIDS)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus myelitis
  • Lipoatrophy due to HIV infection and treatment
  • Myelitis due to HIV
  • Nephropathy due to HIV
  • Neuropathy due to human immunodeficiency virus
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma associated with Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma w HIV
  • Polyneuropathy associated with AIDS
  • Postpartum aids
  • Postpartum aids (after childbirth)
  • Symptomatic HIV 1 infection
  • Symptomatic HIV infection
  • Symptomatic HIV infection category b1
  • Symptomatic HIV infection category b2
  • Symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1 infection
  • Symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection category B1
  • Symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection category B2
  • Symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection
Code First
  • Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, if applicable (O98.7-)
Use Additional
  • code(s) to identify all manifestations of HIV infection
Type 1 Excludes
  • asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection status (Z21)
  • exposure to HIV virus (Z20.6)
  • inconclusive serologic evidence of HIV (R75)
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome [AIDS]
  • AIDS-related complex [ARC]
  • HIV infection, symptomatic
ICD-10-CM B20 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v32.0):
  • 969 Hiv with extensive o.r. procedure with mcc
  • 970 Hiv with extensive o.r. procedure without mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc
  • 977 Hiv with or without other related condition

Convert ICD-10-CM B20 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM B20: