ICD-10 Code B20

Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10:B20
Short Description:Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease
Long Description:Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 B20 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus [hiv] disease. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)
      • Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code B20 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 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 B20 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 042 - Human immuno virus dis

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Abnormal weight loss
  • Abnormal weight loss associated with AIDS
  • Acquired hemolytic anemia associated with AIDS
  • Acquired hemolytic anemia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome complicating childbirth
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome-related nephropathy
  • Acute endocarditis
  • Acute endocarditis
  • Acute endocarditis associated with AIDS
  • Acute endocarditis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Acute HIV infection
  • Acute lymphadenitis
  • Acute myocarditis associated with another disorder
  • Adenoviral encephalitis
  • Adenoviral encephalitis
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Agranulocytosis associated with AIDS
  • Agranulocytosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • AIDS
  • AIDS
  • AIDS virus infection associated with pregnancy
  • AIDS-associated disorder
  • Anemia associated with AIDS
  • Anemia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Aplastic anemia associated with AIDS
  • Aplastic anemia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Arthropathy associated with viral disease
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Aspergillosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Associated pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Bacterial pneumonia associated with AIDS
  • Bacterial pneumonia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Blindness associated with AIDS
  • Burkitt lymphoma co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Cachexia
  • Cachexia associated with AIDS
  • Candidiasis of esophagus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Candidiasis of lung
  • Candidiasis of lung associated with AIDS
  • Candidiasis of mouth associated with AIDS
  • Candidiasis of mouth co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Candidiasis of the esophagus
  • Candidiasis of upper respiratory tract co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Carcinoma of uterine cervix, invasive
  • Cardiomyopathy co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Central nervous disorder associated with AIDS
  • Central nervous system demyelinating disease associated with AIDS
  • Cholangitis associated with AIDS
  • Chronic infection caused by herpes simplex virus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Chronic pneumonia
  • Coccidioidomycosis associated with AIDS
  • Coccidiosis associated with AIDS
  • Coccidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Coccidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Coccidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Coccidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Coccidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Congenital acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Congenital human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Congenital human immunodeficiency virus positive status syndrome
  • Cryptococcosis associated with AIDS
  • Dementia associated with AIDS
  • Dementia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Dementia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Demyelinating disease of central nervous system co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Dermatomycosis associated with AIDS
  • Dermatophytosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Diffuse non-Hodgkin immunoblastic lymphoma co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Diffuse non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, immunoblastic
  • Disease due to JC polyomavirus
  • Disease due to JC polyomavirus
  • Disorder of central nervous system co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of eye proper co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of gastrointestinal tract co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of kidney co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of peripheral nervous system co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of respiratory system co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of skin co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of spinal cord co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disseminated atypical infection caused by Mycobacterium co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disseminated atypical mycobacterial infection
  • Disseminated candidiasis associated with AIDS
  • Disseminated infection caused by Strongyloides co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disseminated strongyloidiasis
  • Distribution of body fat loss - finding
  • Dyspnea associated with AIDS
  • Encephalitis associated with AIDS
  • Encephalomyelitis associated with AIDS
  • Encephalopathy associated with AIDS
  • Endocarditis associated with another disorder
  • Endocarditis associated with another disorder
  • Enlargement of liver co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Eruption of skin co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Extrapulmonary tuberculosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive in infant
  • Failure to thrive in infant associated with AIDS
  • Fatigue associated with AIDS
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Gastrointestinal candidiasis
  • Gastrointestinal malabsorption syndrome co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Hairy leukoplakia of tongue
  • Hairy leukoplakia of tongue associated with HIV disease
  • Heart disease co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Hematopoietic system disease associated with AIDS
  • Hemophagocytic syndrome
  • Hemophagocytic syndrome co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Hepatitis B associated with Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Hepatomegaly associated with AIDS
  • Herpes zoster associated with AIDS
  • Histoplasmosis associated with AIDS
  • HIV CDC category A1
  • HIV CDC category A2
  • HIV CDC category A3
  • HIV CDC category B1
  • HIV CDC category B2
  • HIV CDC category B3
  • HIV CDC category C1
  • HIV CDC category C2
  • HIV CDC category C3
  • HIV infection with acute lymphadenitis
  • HIV infection with aseptic meningitis
  • HIV infection with infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome
  • HIV WHO class I
  • HIV WHO class II
  • HIV WHO class III
  • HIV WHO class IV
  • HIV-related sclerosing cholangitis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Human immunodeficiency virus II infection category B2
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection category B1
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection category B2
  • Human immunodeficiency virus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention category B
  • Human immunodeficiency virus complicating pregnancy childbirth and the puerperium
  • Human immunodeficiency virus encephalitis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus encephalopathy
  • Human immunodeficiency virus enteropathy
  • Human immunodeficiency virus I infection
  • Human immunodeficiency virus II infection
  • Human immunodeficiency virus in mother complicating childbirth
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection constitutional disease
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection with neurological disease
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection with secondary clinical infectious disease
  • Human immunodeficiency virus leukoencephalopathy
  • Human immunodeficiency virus myopathy
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 1 co-occurrent with malaria
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 1 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 2 co-occurrent with malaria
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 2 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 3 co-occurrent with malaria
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 3 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 4 co-occurrent with malaria
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 4 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus-associated periodontitis
  • Hyperhidrosis associated with AIDS
  • Ill-defined infectious disease
  • Ill-defined intestinal infection
  • Ill-defined intestinal infection associated with AIDS
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome caused by human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection by Cryptosporidium
  • Infection caused by Cryptosporidium co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by Cytomegalovirus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by herpes simplex virus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by herpes zoster virus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by Nocardia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by Pneumocystis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by Salmonella co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection caused by Strongyloides co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infection causing parkinsonism
  • Infection of upper respiratory tract caused by fungus
  • Infectious disease associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Infectious gastroenteritis associated with AIDS
  • Infectious gastroenteritis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Infective arthritis associated with AIDS
  • Infective arthritis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Intestinal malabsorption associated with AIDS
  • Invasive candidiasis
  • Invasive carcinoma of uterine cervix co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Isosporiasis
  • Isosporiasis
  • Isosporiasis associated with AIDS
  • Isosporiasis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Kaposi's sarcoma associated with AIDS
  • Leukoplakia of tongue
  • Leukoplakia of tongue
  • Leukoplakia of tongue associated with HIV disease
  • Low vision associated with AIDS
  • Lymphadenopathy co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Malaise
  • Malaise associated with AIDS
  • Malignant neoplasm associated with AIDS
  • Malignant neoplastic disease co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Microsporidiosis associated with AIDS
  • Microsporidiosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Multidermatomal herpes zoster infection
  • Multidermatomal infection caused by Herpes zoster co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Mycobacteriosis associated with AIDS
  • Mycobacteriosis associated with AIDS
  • Myelitis associated with AIDS
  • Myelitis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Myelopathy associated with AIDS
  • Myocarditis associated with AIDS
  • Myocarditis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Nephrotic syndrome co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Neuralgia associated with AIDS
  • Neuralgia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Neuritis associated with AIDS
  • Neuritis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Neuropathy due to human immunodeficiency virus
  • Neutropenia associated with AIDS
  • Nocardiosis associated with AIDS
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma associated with Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Noninfectious gastroenteritis
  • Noninfectious gastroenteritis associated with AIDS
  • Nutritional deficiency associated with AIDS
  • Opportunistic infectious disease
  • Opportunistic mycosis
  • Opportunistic mycosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia associated with HIV disease
  • Organic brain syndrome associated with AIDS
  • Organic brain syndrome co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Organic dementia associated with AIDS
  • Parkinsonism due to human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
  • Pediatric human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia associated with AIDS
  • Pneumocystosis
  • Pneumocystosis
  • Pneumocystosis associated with AIDS
  • Pneumonia associated with AIDS
  • Polyneuropathy associated with AIDS
  • Polyneuropathy co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Presenile dementia associated with AIDS
  • Presenile dementia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Primary cerebral lymphoma
  • Primary cerebral lymphoma
  • Primary cerebral lymphoma co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Primary lymphoma of brain associated with AIDS
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy associated with AIDS
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with HIV infection
  • Pyrexia of unknown origin
  • Pyrexia of unknown origin co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Radiculitis associated with AIDS
  • Radiculitis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Recurrent bacterial infection
  • Recurrent bacterial infection
  • Recurrent bacterial pneumonia
  • Recurrent bacterial pneumonia co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Recurrent lower respiratory tract infection
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Recurrent salmonella sepsis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Recurrent salmonella septicemia
  • Renal failure syndrome co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Respiratory disorder associated with AIDS
  • Reticulosarcoma associated with AIDS
  • Reticulosarcoma co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Retinal vascular changes associated with AIDS
  • Retinopathy associated with AIDS
  • Salivary gland disease associated with AIDS
  • Salmonella infection associated with AIDS
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Secondary infection
  • Secondary myopathy
  • Sepsis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Sepsis due to Salmonella
  • Skin disorder associated with AIDS
  • Skin rash associated with AIDS
  • Splenomegaly co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Strongyloidiasis associated with AIDS
  • Subacute adenoviral encephalitis
  • Subacute adenoviral encephalitis
  • Subacute adenoviral encephalitis associated with AIDS
  • Subacute adenoviral encephalitis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Subacute endocarditis
  • Subacute endocarditis associated with AIDS
  • Subacute myocarditis associated with AIDS
  • Symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus I infection
  • Symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Thrombocytopenia associated with AIDS
  • Toxoplasmosis associated with AIDS
  • Tuberculosis associated with AIDS
  • Tuberculosis, extrapulmonary
  • Vacuolar myelopathy
  • Viral disease in mother complicating childbirth
  • Viral disease in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Viral fever
  • Viral pneumonia associated with AIDS
  • Visual impairment
  • Visual impairment co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • White matter disease
  • White matter disease
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 1
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 2
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 3
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 4

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code B20 are found in the index:

  • - HIV - See Also: Human, immunodeficiency virus; - B20

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references for the code B20 are found in the tabular index:

  • Includes Notes:
    • acquired immune deficiency syndrome [AIDS]
    • AIDS-related complex [ARC]
    • HIV infection, symptomatic
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection status (Z21)
    • exposure to HIV virus (Z20.6)
    • inconclusive serologic evidence of HIV (R75)
  • Code First:
    • Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, if applicable (O98.7-)

Information for Patients


HIV/AIDS

Also called: AIDS, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, HIV, Human immunodeficiency virus

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS.

HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth.

The first signs of HIV infection may be swollen glands and flu-like symptoms. These may come and go within two to four weeks. Severe symptoms may not appear until months or years later.

A blood test can tell if you have HIV infection. Your health care provider can do the test, or you can use a home testing kit. Or to find free testing sites, call the national referral hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636 in English and en español; 1-888-232-6348 - TTY).

There is no cure, but there are many medicines that fight HIV infection and lower the risk of infecting others. People who get early treatment can live with the disease for a long time.

Strategies to reduce the risk of HIV infection include not having sex, limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex. People who are at high risk may take HIV prevention medicines.

  • AIDS (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Asymptomatic HIV infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bloodborne pathogens (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Screening and diagnosis for HIV (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • T-cell count (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.