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    PT has HIVCD4 60 viral load nonexistent no h/o HIV complications but is on meds- do you code 042 or V08?

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    PT has HIVCD4 60 viral load nonexistent no h/o HIV complications but is on meds- do you code 042 or V08?
    HIV positive, but never received treatment for HIV-related condition = V08.
    ANY treatment directed towards HIV-related illness at ANY point in time after HIV diagnosis has been established, changes the code to 042. Once it's 042, it never goes back to V08. Hope that helps!

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